ESRC Virtual College for Economics, Politics and Geography (2002-5), Royal Economic Society, European Economic Association (occasional years), American Economic Association (occasional years).
economics of the family
Areas of expertise
My current research interests are motivated by welfare issues in low-income economies. My recent work is concerned with child mortality, malnutrition, child labour, primary education, intra-household resource allocation, altruism, gender, and imperfections in credit and labour markets.
I have used large-scale integrated household survey data from Africa and Asia in my research. My doctoral work was concerned with questions of labour demand, wage dispersion, and aggregate unemployment and productivity. This analysis used industry-state panel data that covered the early phase of economic reform in India.
I have written a piece on child labour and poverty for the Guardian; my research has been reported in the Financial Times and in the bulletins of numerous NGOs.