Dr Alexander Moradi
|Post:||Lecturer in Economics (Economics)|
|Location:||Jubilee Building 258b|
|International:||+44 1273 877141|
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Lecturer in Economics
My main research field is development economics, with special interests in topics related to nutrition, health, poverty, economic growth, institutions and political economy. The common line in my research is the systematic use of economic theory and econometric techniques.
Much of my research has focused on the causes and consequences of undernutrition and poor health in developing countries. I have frequently followed anthropometric techniques. It is obvious that nutrition and health influence body weight; body stature serves equally well as a gauge of nutritional status. One of the advantages of anthropometric indicators is that they measure outcomes, not inputs. Height measurements are also applicable to the diverse social and economic systems that exist amongst Africans including hunters, pastoralists, subsistence farmers, cash crop producers, and employees in the modern and informal sectors. Most importantly, anthropometric data are frequently available.
My current research aims to quantify human development before and during colonial times in sub-Sahara African countries. Evidence on the long-run development can shed new light on legacies of the colonial era.
For more details see my webpage
Moradi, Alexander (2012) Climate, height and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa. Journal of Anthropological Sciences, 90. pp. 1-4. ISSN 1827-4765
Cazzuffi, Chiara and Moradi, Alexander (2012) Membership size and cooperative performance: evidence from Ghanaian cocoa producers' societies, 1930-36. Economic History of Developing Regions, 27 (1). pp. 67-92. ISSN 2078-0389 (In Press)
Moradi, Alexander (2010) Nutritional status and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa, 1950-1980. Economics & Human Biology, 8 (1). pp. 16-29. ISSN 1570-677X
Moradi, Alexander (2009) Towards an Objective Account of Nutrition and Health in Colonial Kenya: A Study of Stature in African Army Recruits and Civilians, 1880-1980. Journal of Economic History, 96 (3). pp. 719-754. ISSN 0022-0507
Guntupalli, Aravinda Meera and Moradi, Alexander (2009) What Does Gender Dimorphism in Stature Tell Us About Discrimination in Rural India, 1930-1975? In: Gender Dimorphism: Discrimination in Rural India, 1930-1975. Oxford University Press, pp. 258-277.
Moradi, Alexander (2008) Confronting Colonial Legacies - Lessons from Human Development in Ghana and Kenya, 1880-2000. Journal of International Development, 20 (8). pp. 1107-1121. ISSN 0954-1748
Moradi, Alexander and Baten, Joerg (2005) Inequality in Sub-Saharan Africa: New Data and New Insights from Anthropometric Estimates. World Development (8). pp. 1233-1265.
Moradi, Alexander (2005) Nutrition, economic development and civil wars in sub-Saharan Africa. Baten, Jörg.