Paola Ballon Fernandez

Oxford Department of International Development
Queen Elizabeth House
University of Oxford
Mansfield Road

Ballon Fernandez
Research Associate, OPHI

Paola's research interest includes structural equation modelling and applied micro-econometrics to development economics.

Her primary interest lies in measurement methodologies and policy-oriented applications of multidimensional welfare, food security and poverty measures.

Paola is a Research Associate at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI). She holds a Ph.D in Econometrics from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

She is also Assistant Professor in Econometrics at Universidad Pacifico, Lima, Peru.


Recent Relevant Publications: 

Analysing the dependence structure of multiple deprivations in the MPI, (with S. Alkire), OPHI research paper in progress.

Multidimensional poverty dynamics in Indonesia, (with M. Apablaza), OPHI research paper in progress.

“The ability to go about without shame”: A Modeling Approach for Chile, (with D. Zavaleta), OPHI research paper in progress

Multidimensional poverty in North and South Sudan, (with J-Y. Duclos), Research Paper, African Development Bank, 2012.

The selection of functionings and capabilities: A survey of empirical Studies. Working Paper, PEP Network, 2011.

A Structural model of Female Empowerment, PhD dissertation. Mimeo, University of Geneva, Switzerland., 2010.

Estimating basic capabilities: A Structural Equation Model applied to Bolivia, World Development, Vol. 36, No. 6, pp. 992–1010, (with J. Krishnakumar).

Modelling Social Policy, in Commemorative Volume in Honour of Raja J. Chelliah (D.K. Srivastava and U. Shankar, Eds.) Sage publications, India, (with J. Krisnakumar, J. Tellez), 2012.

Measuring Capability Poverty: A Multidimensional Model-Based Index, Paper presented at the WIDER Conference on Frontiers of Poverty Analysis, Sept.2008, (with J. Krishnakumar).

External Financing and Economic Growth in Bolivia, 1990-1999, Undergraduate dissertation. Mimeo. Universidad Católica Boliviana, Bolivia.