Andy McKay

Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow

Andy McKay is Professor of Development Economics at the University of Sussex, where he has worked since 2006, and Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER.  He has done extensive research on issues of poverty, inequality and living standards, in particular on sub-Saharan Africa, and has participated in discussions on the extent of poverty reduction at the continent level. 

He also works on issues closely linked to poverty, including labour, agriculture, and the distributional impact of policy, and is widely published in these areas.  He was an active member of the DfID-funded Chronic Poverty Research Centre over 2000-11, and an Associate Director during 2005-11. More recently, in 2015 he became Managing Editor of the Review of Development Economics.