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Date and time:  Wednesday 19 April 2023, 14:00 hours (2 p.m. UK BST)

Location: L1 Main Meeting Room, Richard Doll Building, HERC, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Old Road Campus, Headington, OX3 7LF

To Join: This is a free event, which will be taking place both in-person and online via Zoom/Microsoft Teams. To register your interest in attending this talk please click HERE

AbstractSome indicators of health such as self-reported health or water and sanitation ladders are measured with ordinal variables. Should distributional comparisons with ordinal variables be sensitive to alternative sorting of the categories; i.e., ascending versus descending order? And if so, how? This talk, based on work by Gaston Yalonetzky with Ramses Abul Naga, will introduce the concepts of consistency, anti-consistency and inconsistency for ordinal variables, and discussion their implications for existing inequality indices and related welfare and inequality comparison criteria.

Bio: Gaston Yalonetzky is Associate Professor of Economics at Leeds University Business School. He is also Research Associate at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative and Senior Visiting Fellow at the International Inequalities Institute (LSE). He works on different areas of Distributional Analysis and Development Economics. He has provided consultancy and commissioned work for ministries in Peru and Brazil, as well as the Asian Development Bank and the UN's Economic Commission for Latin America and The Caribbean.