I am interested in the long run evolution of income distribution and inequality, as well as that of poverty on a global scale. In my research I consider the role of prices as of essential importance in both the identification of global absolute poverty, and in the estimation of income inequality in real terms. I prefer delivering the poverty and inequality estimates as they ought to, which means with an appropriate error term. This is the reason I lately delve into Monte Carlo pseudo-experiments in order to investigate the statistical significance of the evolution in poverty and inequality.

An additional line of research interests, not unrelated to poverty and inequality, is the measurement and evolution of wellbeing using a composite index.

I am also involved in the Clariah-project, as a curator for the Clio Infra website.

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Formal education

  • 2014-present: PhD Candidate in Economic History, Dept. of History and Art History, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, “Global Poverty and Income Inequality in the long run”, supervisor Prof. Dr. Jan Luiten van Zanden.
  • 2012–2014: MSc in Multidisciplinary Economics (Research Master), Utrecht School of Economics, the Netherlands
  • 2000–2002: MSc in Electronic Automation (Control Systems), Dept. of Physics & Informatics, University of Athens, Greece
  • 1993–1999: BSc in Physics, Dept. of Physics, University of Athens, Greece
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Moatsos, M. (16-12-2015). Global Absolute Poverty: Behind the Veil of Dollars. (47 p.).

Alle publicaties
  2017 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Stegeman, Hans, Badir, Martijn, Rijpma, A. & Moatsos, M. (16-01-2017). Een indicator voor bredere welvaart voor Nederland. ESB
  2016 - Overige resultaten
  2015 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Moatsos, M. (16-12-2015). Global Absolute Poverty: Behind the Veil of Dollars. (47 p.).
  2014 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Moatsos, Michail, Baten, Joerg, Foldvari, Peter, van Leeuwen, Bas & van Zanden, Jan Luiten (2014). Income inequality since 1820. In Jan Luiten van Zanden, Joerg Baten, Marco Mira d'Ercole, Auke Rijpma, Conal Smith & Marcel Timmer (Eds.), How Was Life? Global Well-being since 1820 (pp. 199–215). OECD Publishing.
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Afgesloten projecten

Clio Infra - Research Infrastructure for the study of Global Inequality 01-01-2011 tot 31-12-2015
Algemene projectbeschrijving

In the Clio Infra project, various institutes and scientists are working together to answer questions surrounding global economic growth and inequality. To answer these questions they need information about causes and patterns of economic development, which is why the Clio Infra project is aimed at collecting and sharing data sets on the most important indicators of economic development. This data can be used to explain how and why global inequality came into existence and how it has developed.

For more information, see the project website.

For more information about the thematic data hubs that are part of the larger Clio Infra framework, have a look at the Clio Infra hubs page at the Centre for Global Economic History.

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