Paul Segal

Senior Lecturer in Economics, King's College London

Visting Fellow, International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics


I am a development economist at the Department of International Development, King's College London, and a Visiting Fellow at LSE's International Inequalities Institute. My research covers inequalities - especially global inequality - poverty, the economics of natural resources, and economic history and development. I have a strong interest in interdisciplinary approaches, combining economic sociology and political economy with the economics of inequality. I also teach macroeconomics and development economics and write occasional policy articles for and the Guardian.

I am also a co-author of the CORE Economics project, where I contributed on macroeconomics, inequality, and the economics of developing countries.

My current research develops new approaches to economic inequality. My writings on interdisciplinary approaches to inequality includes both theoretical work combining normative concerns and measurement issues, and empirical fieldwork in Mexico City on multidimensional inequalities, in collaboration with Oxfam Mexico. I am also working on the relationship between inequality, living standards and economic development, applied to long-run historical data in Mexico (with Ingrid Bleynat and Amilcar Challu).


Latest work

Latest papers: Inequality as entitlements over labour (forthcoming in Socio-Economic Review); Inequality, Living Standards and Growth: Two Centuries of Economic Development in Mexico (with Ingrid Bleynat and Amilcar Challú), forthcoming in Economic History Review.

Blog Post at INET: Inequality Represents a Wasted Opportunity for Poverty Reduction.

No somos iguales: Special issue and website of Chilango magazine on our new project (with Ingrid Bleynat) on multidimensional inequalities in Mexico City.