Dr Gaston Yalonetzky


Qualifications (CV)

Dphil Economics, University of Oxford, 2008

MSc Development Economics, University of Oxford, 2004

B.A. Economics, Universidad del Pacifico, Lima, Peru, 1999


2011 to date: Lecturer in Economics at the Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds.

2008 to 2011: Research Officer at Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford.

Grants, funded academic activity, and consultancy work

InGRID, research visit grant, LISER, Luxembourg, July, 2015.

Commissioned paper (with Indranil Dutta) "The counting approach to multidimensional deprivation", for the Asian Development Bank, 2014.

Technical report "El empleo de indices de pobreza multidimensional para la focalizacion de politicas publicas: algunos aspectos metodologicos" (The use of multidimensional poverty indices for the targeting of public policies: some methodological aspects), for the Peruvian Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion, 2013.

Commissioned paper " Movilidad intergeneracional de la educacion en Mexico" (Intergenerational mobility of education in Mexico"), for the Centro de Estudios Espinosa Yglesias (CEEY), Mexico D.F., 2013.

Background paper "Agencia de los padres y logros de los hijos: explorando el caso de America Latina" (Agency of the parents and achievement of the children: exporing the case of America Latina), with Emma Samman and Maria Emma Santos, for the UNDP, Human Development Report for Latin America and the Caribbean 2010, New York: LACRD, UNDP.

Editorial activities

Associate Editor, Oxford Development Studies: 2010 to date.

Editorial Board, Revista Apuntes (Lima, Peru): 2018 to date.


LUBS 5142M Distributional Analysis in Economic Development

LUBS 1270 Statistics for Economics and Business 1

LUBS 3330 Economic Development

Administrative duties 

Member of LUBS Equality and Inclusion Committee, 2019 to date.

Director of Economics Masters programs: 2013-2015.

Research interests

For the last several years I have been interested in distributional analysis. Essentially, I research the statistical operationalisation of concepts and ethical principles pertaining to human development, agency and capabilities, as well as distributional justice. More specifically, I have been involved in proposals for the statistical measurement of different concepts of poverty, inequality, discrimination, female empowerment, subjective wellbeing, social mobility, and social stratification.

More broadly I am also interested in development economics, economic history and public economics. 

Student education

I teach modules and supervise students at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

I also supervise PhD students.

I have experience as both internal and external examiner of PhD theses. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Applied Institute for Research in Economics

Current postgraduate researchers