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Sabina Alkire directs the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) at ODID. In addition, she is a Research Associate at Harvard University and Vice President of the Human Development & Capability Association (HDCA).
Her research interests include multidimensional poverty measurement and analysis, welfare economics, the capability approach, the measurement of freedoms and human development. Publications include ‘Valuing Freedoms: Sen’s Capability Approach and Poverty Reduction’, as well as articles in Philosophy and Economics.
She holds a DPhil in Economics, an Msc in Economics for Development and an MPhil in Christian Political Ethics from the University of Oxford.