Job Title: Research Officer
Contact Details: Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI) Oxford Department of International Development Queen Elizabeth House (QEH), University of Oxford, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB, Tel: 01865 618643.
Suman Seth is a Research Officer with OPHI. He has a PhD in economics from Vanderbilt University, USA. He is an economist and has served as consultants to the Regional Bureau of Latin America and the Caribbean, UNDP, and the Development Research Groups at the World Bank. His primary interest lies in the area of Development Economics with special emphasis on measurement methodologies and policy-oriented applications of multidimensional welfare and poverty measures.
Development Economics, Measurement of Multidimensional Welfare and Poverty, Applied Microeconomics, Microeconometrics
Ph.D. in Economics, Vanderbilt University, USA, 2010
M.Phil. in Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, 2007
M.Sc. in Economics, Calcutta University, Kolkata, India, 2002
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics, Bidhan Nagar College, Kolkata, India, 2000
Alkire, S and S. Seth (2013), Selecting a Targeting Method to Identify BPL Households in India, Social Indicators Research, forthcoming.
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. (2011), A Class of Distribution and Association Sensitive Multidimensional Welfare Indices, Journal of Economic Inequality, DOI: 10.1007/s10888-011-9210-3.
Seth, S. (2009), Inequality, Interactions, and Human Development, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Vol. 10 (3), 375-396.
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.
Social Science Dissertation Fellowship, College of arts and science, Vanderbilt University, 2009-2010
Wiebke Kuklys Prize 2008 for the best paper presented by a graduate student, Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) Annual Conference, September 2008
Kirk Dornbush Summer Research Award, Vanderbilt University, Department of Economics, Summer 2007