Measurement and Index Numbers

The Global Consumption and Income Project (GCIP): An Overview (with Rahul Lahoti and Arjun Jayadev)

Journal of Globalization and Development, De Gruyter, June 2016, vol. 7, No.1, pp.61-108.

$1.90 a day: What does it say? (with Rahul Lahoti)
The New Left Review, Jan-Feb 2016, vol. 97. 

Kernel Density Estimation on Grouped Data: The Case of Poverty Assessment (with Camelia Minoiu) 
The Journal of Economic Inequality, 2012, Vol 18, pp.160-178.
Software and documentation

Inequality Between Groups: Theory and Empirics (with Arjun Jayadev)
World Development, Vol. 39, No.2, pp. 159-173.

On Measuring Deprivation and Living Standards of Societies in a Multi-Attribute Framework” (with Prasanta Pattanaik and Yongsheng Xu)
Oxford Economic Papers, first published online: August 12, 2011.

Chinese Poverty: Assessing the Impact of Alternative Assumptions, (with Camelia Minoiu)
Review of Income and Wealth, Series 54, Number 4, December 2008, pp. 572-596.

Estimating Poverty and Inequality from Grouped Data: How well do Parametric Methods Perform? (with Camelia Minoiu)
Journal of Income Distribution, Volume 18, No.2, 2009.
Software and documentation

Real Income Stagnation of Countries: 1960-2001 (with Camelia Minoiu)
Journal of Development Studies, Volume 45, Issue 1, pp. 1-23, 2009.

Counting the Poor: the Truth about World Poverty Statistics
Socialist Register, Volume 42, Issue 42, pp. 169-178, 2006.
Deutsch Version

Unknown: The Extent, Distribution and Trend of Global Income Poverty (with Thomas Pogge)
Economics and Political Weekly, Volume 41, Issue 22, pp. 2241-2247, 2006.
Catalan Version

A Capability-Based Approach to Estimating Global Poverty
Special issue of Poverty in Focus, [NP] UNDP International Poverty Centre, 2004, pp. 6-8.

Poverty Beyond Obscurantism

Forthcoming in Beck, V./Hahn, H./Lepenies, R. (Eds.): Dimensions of Poverty. Springer: Heidelberg/Berlin (expected publication in 2019).

How Not to Count the Poor (with Thomas Pogge), with response by M.Ravallion and counter-response by T. Pogge
Published in Debates in the Measurement of Poverty , ed. Joseph Stiglitz, Sudhir Anand and Paul Segal, published by Oxford University Press in 2010.

Inter-Country Comparisons of Income Poverty based on a Capability Approach (with Muhammad Asali and Sujata Visaria)
Published in Arguments for a Better World, festschrift in honor of Amartya Sen, edited by Kaushik Basu and Ravi Kanbur, Oxford University Press, 2008.

[Indian] Poverty Estimates: How Great is the Debate?”, review of Deaton, A. and V. Kozel, The Great Indian Poverty Debate
in Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 42, No. 6, February 10th, 2007, pp. 491-496. Reprinted in Development, Vol. 50, issue 2 pp. 166-172.

All that is Wrong with Modi Govt’s Obsession with Ease of Doing Business Rankings

The Print, November 27, 2018.

The New Global Poverty Estimates: Digging Deeper into a Hole
UNDP, International Poverty Centre, One Pager, September, 2008, Number 65.

Counting the Poor in the Americas
Americas Quarterly, Spring 2008.

Difficulty of Making Meaningful Estimates of Poverty
Financial Times, November 19th, 2007.

What is Poverty? (with Howard Nye and Thomas Pogge)
Letter to the New York Review of Books, August 15th, 2002.

The Global Consumption and Income Project (GCIP): An Overview (with Rahul Lahoti and Arjun Jayadev)
Most recent documentation for Global Consumption and Income Project.

Who Got What, Then and Now? A Fifty Year Overview from the Global Consumption and Income Project (with Rahul Lahoti and Arjun Jayadev)
Working Paper (2015)

Inequalities and Identities (with Arjun Jayadev)
Working Paper (2011).

The World Bank’s New Poverty Estimates: Digging Deeper into a Hole
Working Paper (2008).

Choice of Index Numbers, Part I: Valuation and Evaluation, (with Benjamin Plener)
Columbia ISERP working paper version, 2006.

How Not to Count the Poor (with Thomas Pogge)
Long version: Working Paper, 2005.

The Index Number Problem and Poverty Monitoring: The Unique Advantages of a Capability Approach
Working Paper (2003).

How Not to Count the Poor! A Reply to Ravallion (with Thomas Pogge)
Working Paper (2002).