Miguel Niño-Zarazúa

Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow

Miguel Niño-Zarazúa is a development economist and Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER. Miguel’s research interests are in the areas of poverty, inequality, tax policy, welfare–benefit systems and the social effects that these policies generate. He is also interested in political economy considerations of state capacity and the functioning and efficacy of governments.

Miguel has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles in leading economics and development studies journals, and edited special issues in Population and Development Review, Journal of Globalization and Development, International Journal of Educational Development, and Journal of International Development. His most recent co-edited book The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa is published by Oxford University Press, 2019. Miguel is Associate Editor and Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of International Development.

As a Non-Resident Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER, Dr Niño-Zarazúa is currently involved in Clientelist Politics and Economic Development project, where he co-ordinates the research while also producing individual studies.