Paul Segal

I am a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Department of International Development, King's College London, and a Visiting Fellow at LSE's International Inequalities Institute. I work on global inequality and poverty, the economics of natural resources and energy, and economic history and development. I teach macroeconomics and development economics and write occasional policy articles for and the Guardian.

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

My current research is on new perspectives on inequality, including papers on the global rich (with Sudhir Anand), on inequality, living standards and economic development in the long run in Mexico (with Ingrid Bleynat and Amilcar Challu), and on the political economy of income distribution in Argentina (with Ingrid Bleynat). For 2017 I have been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship on the research project "Inequality, Wages and the Real Incomes of the Rich".

Latest papers

New working paper: Inequality, Living Standards and Growth: Two Centuries of Economic Development in Mexico (with Ingrid Bleynat and Amiclar Challú).

In press at World Development: Who are the Global Top 1%? (with Sudhir Anand).