Profile

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.

Scientific expertise
Poverty
Economic Inequality
Global scale
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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.
  • 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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Key publications

Moatsos, M. (11.05.2017). Global Absolute Poverty: Behind the Veil of Dollars. Journal of Globalization and Development, 7 (2).

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.

All publications
  2017 - Scholarly publications
Stegeman, Hans, Badir, Martijn, Rijpma, A. & Moatsos, M. (09.02.2017). Een indicator voor bredere welvaart voor Nederland. ESB, 102 (4746) (4 p.).
Moatsos, M. (11.05.2017). Global Absolute Poverty: Behind the Veil of Dollars. Journal of Globalization and Development, 7 (2).
Rijpma, A., Moatsos, M., Badir, Martijn & Stegeman, Hans (04.05.2017). Netherlands beyond GDP: A Wellbeing Index. (43 p.).
  2016 - Other output
  2015 - Scholarly publications
Moatsos, M. (16.12.2015). Global Absolute Poverty: Behind the Veil of Dollars. (47 p.).
  2014 - Scholarly publications
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.
  2014 - Other output
Moatsos, M. (20.08.2014). Subsistence baskets as poverty lines: estimates of global, regional and country level poverty, 1950-2008. (76 p.).
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Project:
CLARIAH - Structured Data Hub
01.01.2015 to 31.12.2019
General project description 

As part of the large-scale CLARIAH project, the Structured Data Hub aims to connect and provide access to structured datasets containing socio-economic and demographic data. The project will also enable the visualisation and analysis of these data, in order to help find answers to important questions about inequality in the world and about historical demography.


CLARIAH (Common Lab Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities) is a consortium of over 40 partners – including all Dutch humanities research institutes, university libraries, heritage institutions, public organisations and businesses – which develops tools for the humanities, in order to facilitate the use of the increasingly large amounts of available digital data.


For more information, see the CLARIAH website.

Role Researcher Funding
NWO grant: NWO Roadmap Large-scale Research Facilities
Project members UU

Completed projects

Project:
Clio Infra - Research Infrastructure for the study of Global Inequality 01.01.2011 to 31.12.2015
General project description

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.

 
Role Researcher Funding
NWO grant
Project members UU
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Currently Michail Moatsos MSc teaches the following course(s):
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OGKM14008 Ges-Quantitative Methods for History V M 5.0
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Additional functions and activities

Curator at the clio-infra.eu website (Clio-Infra and Clariah projects)

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M. Moatsos MSc Contact details
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Drift 6
Room 2.07
3512 BS  UTRECHT
The Netherlands


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Drift 6
3512 BS    UTRECHT
The Netherlands
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