Lecturer in Economics, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, 2015-Present
Senior Research Officer, Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI), Department of International Development, University of Oxford, 2014-2015
Research Officer (Post Doctoral Position), Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI), Department of International Development, University of Oxford, 2010-2014
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK, 2016
- Ph.D. in Economics, Vanderbilt University, USA, 2010
- M.Phil. in Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, 2004
- M.Sc. in Economics, University of Calcutta, India, 2002
- B.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics, University of Calcutta, India, 2000
Development Economics, Public Economics with emphasis on Distributional Analysis Applied Microeconomics, Welfare Economics (Applied), Applied Micro-econometrics
Professional Research Experience
Consultant (Economist), Asian Development Bank, 2012-13
Consultant (Short Term), Development Research Group, World Bank, 2011 and 2012
Consultant, Human Development Report for Latin America and the Caribbean, United Nations Development Programme, 2008
Other Research Experience
Research Associate, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), Department of International Development, University of Oxford (2015-2017)
Researcher (affiliated), Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford, 2008-2010
Research Assistant, Department of Economics, Vanderbilt University, 2008
Research Assistant, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, 2005-06
- Development Economics
- Public Economics with emphasis on Distributional Analysis
- Applied Microeconomics
- Welfare Economics (Applied)
- Applied Microeconometrics
Current Research Grants
Co-Principal Investigator, European Union Funded Project: NOPOOR, (Jointly with Dr. Sugata Bag, DSE), Exploring the dimensions and dynamics of Indian urban poverty, Centre for Development Economics (CDE), Delhi, 2012-2016 (INR 5,000,000)
Previous Research Grants
Asian Development Bank, Project: Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2011, 2012-13 (USD 9,792)
Kirk Dornbush Summer Research Award, Department of Economics, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, USA 2007 (USD 3,500)
3rd NOPOOR Summer School, Measuring Poverty on a Multidisciplinary Basis, Paris-Dauphine University, Paris, France, June 26–July 1 2015
University of Oxford
Economics of Developing Countries (jointly taught), BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), Michaelmas 2014
Poverty and Human Development, MPhil in Development Studies, Hilary 2012, 2013 and 2014, and Michaelmas 2014 (Guest Lectures)
Technical Summer School on Multidimensional Poverty (2008-2015)
Training course on Multidimensional Poverty, Columbia Global Centers | Middle East - Columbia University, Jordan, February 2012
Human Development Course on “Concepts, Measurement and Policy Implications”, Oxford, UK March 2011
Vanderbilt University (Course Leader)
Principles of Microeconomics (undergraduate), Summer 2008
Principles of Microeconomics (undergraduate), Summer 2009
Peer Reviewed Articles
Seth, S. and M. McGillivray (2018), Composite indices, alternative weights, and comparison robustness, Social Choice and Welfare, DOI: 10.1007/s00355-018-1132-6.
Bag, S. and S. Seth (2017), Does It Matter How We Assess Standard of Living? Evidence from Indian Slums Comparing Monetary and Multidimensional Approaches, Social Indicators Research, DOI: 10.1007/s11205-017-1786-y.
Seth S. and S. Alkire (2017), Did Poverty Reduction Reach the Poorest of the Poor? Complementary Measures of Poverty and Inequality in the Counting Approach, Research on Economic Inequality, 25, p.63 - 102.
Silva-Leander, S and S Seth (2017), Revealed Preferences with Plural Motives: Axiomatic Foundations of Normative Assessments in Non-utilitarian Welfare Economics, Social Choice and Welfare, 48(3), p. 505-517.
Alkire S. and S. Seth (2015), Multidimensional Poverty Reduction in India Between 1999 and 2006: Where and How?, World Development, 72, p. 93-108.
Alkire S., J. M. Roche, S. Seth and A. Sumner (2015), Identifying the Poorest People and Groups: Strategies Using the Global Multidimensional Poverty Index, Journal of International Development, 27, 362–387 (invited submission).
Foster, J. E., M. McGillivray, and S. Seth (2013), Composite Indices: Rank Robustness, Statistical Association, and Redundancy, Econometric Reviews, 32 (1), p. 35-56.
Seth, S. (2013), A Class of Distribution and Association Sensitive Multidimensional Welfare Indices, Journal of Economic Inequality, 11 (2), p. 133-162 (Lead Article).
Alkire, S and S. Seth (2013), Selecting a Targeting Method to Identify BPL Households in India, Social Indicators Research, 112 (2), p. 417-446.
Seth, S. (2009), Inequality, Interactions, and Human Development, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Vol. 10 (3), 375-396 (Motivated the Gender Inequality Index in UNDP’s Human Development Report 2010).
Alkire, S and S. Seth (2013), Identifying BPL Households: A Comparison of Methods, Economic and Political Weekly, XLVIII (2), 49-57.
Seth, S. (2009), Collecting capability data on the basis of existing surveys: The case of India, Maitreyee, 14, 7-10.
Alkire S. and S. Seth (2008), Determining BPL Status: Some Methodological Improvements, Indian Journal of Human Development, 2 (3), 407-424.
Blumstein J., M. Cohen, and S. Seth (2008), Do Government Agencies Respond to Market Pressures? Evidence from Private Prisons, Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, 15 (3), 446-477.
Alkire S., J. E. Foster, S. Seth, M. E. Santos, J. M. Roche, and P. Ballon (2015), Multidimensional Poverty: Measurement and Analysis, Oxford University Press: Oxford. Book website.
Foster J. E., S. Seth, M. Lokshin, and Z. Sajaia (2013), A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality: Theory and Practice, The World Bank: Washington D.C.
Seth, S. and A. Villar (2018), Human Development and Poverty: Theoretical Approaches in Handbook of Research on Economic and Social Well-Being, edited by Conchita D’Ambrosio, Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, p. 104-125.
Seth, S. and A. Villar (2018), Human Development and Poverty: Empirical Findings in Handbook of Research on Economic and Social Well-Being, edited by Conchita D’Ambrosio, Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, p. 126-152.
Columns and Policy Briefs
Bag, Sand S. Seth (2017), Standards of living in urban slums: How to measure and map its correlates - Evidence from Indian metro cities, Nopoor Policy Brief No 57, Paris.
Bag S. and S. Seth (2017). Does it matter how we assess living standards in slums? Ideas for India, August 21.