Elizabeth Rankin | December 18, 2017
Noted scholar of multidimensional poverty and human development Sabina Alkire has been named a 2017–19 Kellogg Institute Distinguished Research Affiliate in the third year of an initiative to support sustained collaborations between outstanding researchers from other institutions and the Institute’s scholarly community.
An economist, Alkire directs the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), a research center at the University of Oxford. She is known for co-developing the Alkire Foster Method for measuring multidimensional poverty, which forms the basis of the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) used by the United Nations and governments around the world.
In addition to her work on the methodologies and applications of poverty measurement, Alkire has written widely on the capability approach and human development. She has also been involved in the Institute’s ongoing human dignity and human development initiative.
“We are delighted to welcome Sabina Alkire to a closer relationship with the interdisciplinary Kellogg community,” said Kellogg Institute Director Paolo Carozza. “She is sophisticated in her use of economics on the one hand and of philosophy and ethics on the other, an invaluable combination for Kellogg.
“In her time with us, we are looking forward to exploring how the Multidimensional Poverty Index relates to work we are conducting on integral human development—in particular with the Ford Program, the Kellogg Working Group on Catholic Social Tradition and Human Development, and the Keough School of Global Affairs.”