Annalena Oppel is a Research Associate at UNU-WIDER working on the World Income Inequality Database (WIID) and the Government Revenue Dataset (GRD). She obtained her PhD from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK.
Her recent research has focussed on private redistribution through the lens of social identities and personal networks to explore inequality through behavioural dynamics. Her research interests include development economics, sociology and social network research, as well as comparative analysis of economic inequality.
Before joining UNU-WIDER, she has worked for GIZ, OECD, and held various research positions and appointments at the University of Sussex, the London School of Economics, and Harvard University.