Dr Joel Suss

Dr Joel Suss

Visiting Fellow

International Inequalities Institute

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Key Expertise
Economic Inequality, Behavioural Science, Data, Regulation, Diversity

About me

Joel is a data journalist at the Financial Times and a visiting fellow at the LSE, jointly based in the International Inequalities Institute and Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion. Previously, he was a research data scientist in the advanced analytics division at the Bank of England. He completed his PhD in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at LSE in 2021.

His work uses large datasets and computational methods to measure economic inequality at granular spatial levels. For example, he brought together house price data and small-area income estimates to measure inequality at the neighbourhood level in the UK (see the paper and an interactive map).  

Using local measures to better approximate how inequality is experienced, Joel’s research explores the consequences of economic inequality for important social and economic behaviours. His study (co-authored with Thiago R. Oliveira) provides evidence of a link between neighbourhood inequality in London and the volume of police stop and search activity. 

For a full list of publications, please see his website