Dr Paul Segal

Dr Paul Segal

Visiting Fellow

International Inequalities Institute

About me

Paul Segal is a Visiting Fellow at the LSE III and Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Department of International Development, King's College London. He has written on global inequality and poverty, where he pioneered the use of the new top incomes data in analysing the global distribution of income. His latest work in this area uses these data to analyse the global top 1%. He has also written on the economics of resource revenues and their potential role in inequality and poverty reduction. He is currently working on the determinants of inequality and wages in Mexico since 1800, and on the political economy of income distribution in Argentina over the 20th century. For 2017 he is on a Leverhulme Research Fellowship working on new approaches to economic inequality.

Paul is a co-author and co-editor of CORE: Economics for a changing world, a new open-access online economics textbook. CORE is a new approach to teaching economics, based on recent developments in economics and other social sciences, that grounds economic interactions in society, institutions, and history. It places concerns about inequality at the heart of economics and will teach a new generation of students how central the distribution of income is to economics more generally.

Since completing his DPhil at Nuffield College, Oxford, Paul has been a Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies and Lecturer in Economics at the University of Sussex. Prior to his doctoral studies he was a Research Fellow at Harvard University working on global inequality, and a Consultant Economist at the United Nations Development Programme as part of the core team writing the Human Development Report 2002.