Paola Ballon

Paola is Senior Researcher in Development Economics at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Envirornmet, University of Oxford, U.K. and former resource person at PEP. She is also a Research Associate and former Research Officer at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), of the University of Oxford in U.K. Paola holds a PhD in Econometrics from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Her expertise comprises the econometric analysis and measurement of multidimensional poverty, female empowerment and water-security. She has lead several training courses with PEP and OPHI including the PEP UNICEF-MENA regional training course on Multidimensional Child Poverty and Inequality Measurement in 2013. Paola is Associate Editor of Oxford Development Studies, and former member of the Editorial Board of the Review of Income and Wealth. She has published in high-quality peer-reviewed journals such as World Development, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of African Economies, African Development Review. She is also a co-author of the seminal book on Multidimensional Poverty Measurement and Analysis published by Oxford University Press in 2015.

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Title Country Themes
Monetary and Multidimensional Child Tanzania, United Republic of Poverty and Inequality , Youth and children
Mismatch Unemployment: the case of Macedonia -with special reference to young adults Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Education and training , Labour markets and employment
Remittances Impact on Youth Labour Supply: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Poverty and Inequality , Labour markets and employment
Voucher system for social protection of the socially vulnerable remittance receivers in Macedonia Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Gender & women’s empowerment , Poverty and Inequality , Labour markets and employment
Risk Tolerance, Gender, and Entrepreneurship: The case of the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) Palestinian Territory, Occupied Gender & women’s empowerment , Education and training , Fiscal policy , Labour markets and employment
Youth self-employment in households receiving remittances in Macedonia Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Labour markets and employment
Social Protection to the Informal Sector: The Role of Minimum Wage and Income Transfer Policies Argentina Poverty and Inequality , Impacts of government programs , Labour markets and employment


Dr Paola Ballon
Researcher in Development Economics
Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment
University of Oxford

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