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Jeevun is an Economist who is undertaking PhD research on political, economic and wellbeing inequality in the United Kingdom. In particular, he is interested in the effect that voting patterns have had on taxation, social security and public spending policies, as well as the impact that secular economic forces such as automation and globalisation have had on the incomes and wellbeing of different groups. His research involves the construction of formal theoretical economic models, which he tests using econometric & causal inference methods as well as microsimulation modelling.

His PhD research is an extension of his previous research on labour economics, inequality, poverty, social security and the philosophical foundations of Sen’s Capabilites Approach to wellbeing, which he undertook during his professional career and his previous degrees at graduate (Msc Economic Development and Economic Policy Analysis) & undergraduate (BA Economics & Philosophy) level.

Prior to starting his PhD, Jeevun worked as an Economist at the Somaliland Ministry of Finance, HM Treasury and the Department for Work and Pensions, where he advised them on budgeting, macroeconomic policy, inequality, poverty and social security.

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Research Interests

  • Political Economics
  • Inequality & Poverty
  • Labour Economics
  • Taxation & Social Security
  • Wellbeing & Sen’s Capabilities Perspective


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