Watch a recording of Professor James E. Foster’s special seminar at the University of Oxford on New Frontiers in Poverty Measurement, April 30. This special seminar was co-hosted by OPHI and the Department of Economics.
Download lecture slides for this presentation.
James E. Foster is Professor of Economics and International Affairs at George Washington University and a Research Associate at OPHI. His research focuses on welfare economics — using economic tools to evaluate the well-being of people. His joint 1984 Econometrica paper is one of the most cited papers on poverty. The paper introduced the FGT Index, which has been used in thousands of studies and was the basis for targeting the Progresa/Oportunidades program in Mexico.