Workshop: Recent developments in distributional analysis

This workshop seeks to bring together UK-based researchers working in all areas of distribution analysis.

The workshop will begin the afternoon of Thursday 4 April and end in the afternoon of Friday 5 April, with eight presentations on poverty and inequality.

We hope the event will help to showcase the topics in these areas and bolster a network of UK scholars in the field, while providing a valuable opportunity for participants at the University of Leeds in terms of research dissemination and collaborative engagement.

This workshop has been co-sponsored by the Royal Economic Society and Leeds University Business School.

Registration deadline: Friday 29 March

Event format

Day 1: Inequality  
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 13:50 Welcome speech
13:50 - 15:30 Session 1: Dimensions of inequality
  Inequality as entitlements over labour, Paul Segal (Kings College London)
  Economic Inequality and Depressive Symptoms: Missing the Trees for the Forest? Lucio Esposito, University of East Anglia
15:30 - 16:00 Tea/coffee break
16:00 - 17:40 Session 2: Measurement of inequality
  Rising or falling inequality? The dynamics of relative and absolute inequality measures, Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Queen Mary University of London
  Identifying Inequality Benchmark Incomes, Laurence Roope, University of Oxford
Day 2: Poverty and opportunity  
09:00 - 09:30 Morning tea/coffee
09:30 - 11:10 Session 3: Counting approach to poverty measurement
  Evaluating an anti-poverty program's impact on joint disadvantages: Insights from the Philippine CCT program, Suman Seth, University of Leeds
  Endogenous weights and measurement externalities in counting poverty functions, Indranil Dutta, University of Manchester
11:10 - 11:30 Tea/coffee break
11:30 - 13:10 Session 4: Chronic poverty and equality of opportunity
  Chronic or Acute? Preference-Consistent Measurement of Poverty over Time, Natalie Quinn, University of Oxford
  Public policies and equality of opportunity for wellbeing in multiple dimensions: Theoretical extensions and evidence from Bolivia, Ricardo Nogales, University of Oxford
13:10 - 14:15 Closing remarks and lunch

For further information, please contact Dr Suman Seth at