Lucio Esposito

Associate Professor

Dr Lucio Esposito is an Associate Professor in the School of International Development, University of East Anglia. With a background in economics, political science and international development, he has expertise in economic development, education, literacy, gender, economic inequality, welfare, international poverty, distributive justice, comparative cross-country studies, quality of life and health.

He is advisor for the UK Economic and Social Research Council, the UK Department for International Development, Research Foundation Flanders, the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Czech Science Foundation. He has collaborated with publishers including Routledge, Palgrave McMillan and over 50 International Journals in the fields of International Development, Economics, Business, Econometrics, Philosophy, Psychology, Education, Health, Human Geography and Area Studies.

He carries out both theoretical and empirical research employing quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods and using secondary and primary data collected in 16 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. He is Director of the MA in International Development.

Dr Esposito is the editor-in-chief of Development Studies Research.


Research Interests

General. International Development, Development Economics, Welfare Economics and Research Methods.

Specific. Inequality, Relative Deprivation, Poverty, Health, Wellbeing, Education, Literacy, Distributive Justice, Social Choice, Capability Approach, Migration, Political opinions, Cross-country Studies, Data Collection Methodologies. Latin America and Africa.