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Michael Lokshin

Research Manager, Computational Tools, Development Research Group

Michael Lokshin is a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group (Poverty Team) of the World Bank. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999 after which he joined the research group at the World Bank... See More +
  • A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality

    May 2013

    A Unified Approach to Measuring Poverty and Inequality: Theory and Practice is an introduction to the theory and practice of measuring poverty and inequality, as well as a user's guide for analyzing income or consumption distribution for any standard household dataset using the World Bank's ADePT software. The approach taken here considers income standards as building blocks for basic measurement, then uses them to construct inequality and poverty measures. This unified approach provides advantages in interpreting and contrasting the measures and in understanding the way measures vary over time and space.  Read More »

  • Measuring Poverty
  • Migration & Remittances
  • Social Protection and Labor
  • Jobs and Poverty