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Miguel Niño-Zarazúa
Miguel Niño-Zarazúa
A Research Fellow at the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER). Previously, he was a Research Fellow at the Brooks World Poverty Institute and the Chronic Poverty Research Centre at the University of Manchester, where he investigated the long-term effects of social transfer programmes in developing countries. Miguel holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Sheffield, UK. His research interests include aid effectiveness; social protection and social sector development; poverty, inequality and vulnerability analysis; microfinance, and applied econometrics with specific focus on impact evaluation methods.




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Katajanokanlaituri 6 B
00160 Helsinki, Finland

Telephone: +358-(0)9-615 9911
Fax: +358-(0)9-615 99333
Email: miguel(at) 


The UNU-WIDER World Income Inequality Database (WIID) collects and stores information on income inequality for developed, developing, and transition countries. The database and its documentation are available on this website.

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Further reading

Tackling the main causes of child mortality in developing countries: Evidence from non-clinical interventions
Miguel Niño-Zarazúa Full article

Identifying 'what works' in foreign aid: Experimental and non-experimental approaches
Rachel M. Gisselquist and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa Full article

Aid and the social sectors: reflections from the Stockholm results meeting
Tony Addison and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa Full article

What Can Experiments Tell Us About How to Improve Governance?
Rachel M. Gisselquist and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa Full article

Redefining Poverty in China and India: Making Growth more Inclusive, Part 2
Tony Addison and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa. Full article

Redefining Poverty in China and India: What Does This Mean for the Fight Against Global Poverty? Part 1.
Tony Addison and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa. Full article

Microcredit, Labor, and Poverty Impacts in Urban Mexico
Miguel Niño-Zarazúa
Review of Development Economics: Volume 17, Issue 4

Quantitative Analysis in Social Sciences: A Brief Introduction for non-Economists
Miguel Niño-Zarazúa

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