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Alexander Wolf

Alexander Wolf

Post-doctoral Fellow

PhD Economics, Université libre de Bruxelles, 2017
MA Economics (grande distinction), Université libre de Bruxelles, 2012
BSc Mathematics, Universität Hamburg 2010

Alex Wolf joined the IFS in 2017 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on demand. His research is in intra-household allocations and focusses in particular on finding ways to estimate these reliably from expenditure data.

Journal articles

Journal article | Economics Letters
Collective models identifying resource shares are promising tools to analyze intra-household welfare and poverty. However, their empirical application has proven difficult in practice as authors contend with large standard errors and unstable estimates. This paper uses a prominent framework to show ...

Working papers

IFS Working Paper WP19/30
Collective models have become the go-to framework for intra-household allocations.
IFS Working Paper W19/19
Individuals may be poor even if their household is not poor, because the intra-household distribution of resources may be unequal. We develop a model wherein the resource share of each person in a collective household - defined as their share of household consumption - may be estimated by simple ...