Rajiv Prabhakar

I have continued my research into asset-based welfare this year, looking at policies such as the Child Trust Fund and theoretical developments such as behavioural economics and assets.

Publications 2008-09

1. Prabhakar, R. (2009), 'How can opposition to inheritance tax be weakened?', Public Policy and Administration, 24(3), 227-244

2. Prabhakar, R. (2009), 'The assets agenda and social policy', Social Policy and Administration, 43(1), 54-69

3. Prabhakar, R. (2009), 'The development of asset-based welfare: the case of the Child Trust Fund in the UK', Policy and Politics, 37(1), 129-143

4. Prabhakar, R. (forthcoming) 'The reform of public services: the views of the main parties', in Hickson, K. And Griffiths, S. (ed) Political Thought and Party Politics after New Labour (Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan)

5. Prabhakar, R. (2008) 'Assets and Citizenship', in White, S. and Leighton, D. (ed) Building a Citizen Society (London: Lawrence and Wishart), 67-74

6. Prabhakar, R. (2008), 'Wealth taxes: stories, metaphors and public attitudes', Political Quarterly, 79(2), 172-178


1. Invited speaker at policy symposium on child development accounts at University of Washington at St Louis, November 2008

2. Invited speaker on wealth inequality, University of Antwerp, 2010