Dr. Tahnee Ooms is a Visiting Fellow at the III with a background in economics and social policy. She currently operates on the intersection of research and practice with the aim to help build inclusive economies. Research experience includes (1) constructing indicators of socio-economic inequality, understanding what is missing from indicators and how this impacts policy and (2) studying the role of academia practice collaboration as a catalyst for social change and equity.
Current work includes the AFSEE funded project: Exploring the Potential of Academic-Collaboration for Social Change. The project sets out to investigate how collaborations between academics and practitioners can advance equity and contribute to wider social transformations. Learning will be documented in collaboration with the AFSEE community and will lead to both practical and academic outputs and falls under the III Politics of Inequality research theme.
Previous research under the III Wealth, Elites and Tax Justice research theme looks at how income mismeasurement affects inequality indicators used by, for example, governments for social policy analysis and the relationship between capital income and inequality. This research has been published in Social Indicators Research, Journal of Social Policy, and Global Social Policy.
Tahnee is also working as consultant and advisor for the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe on the Economy of Well-Being Initiative.
Prior to joining the III she gained her DPhil from the University of Oxford, she coordinated the INET YSI Inequality Working Group connecting +1.500 inequality scholars globally and worked as an economist at the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis as part of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.
A list of all her publicatiokns can be found here: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=5Z0iPy8AAAAJ