Espen Beer Prydz

I’m an economist studying global poverty and inequality.  My research explores the effects of economic growth, demographic factors and technology on welfare, and related measurement challenges. I also focus on methods for measurement of income, consumption and wealth, with a special focus on family structures, gender, and age. I have a keen interest in data, ranging from improved survey methods to how new (big) data sources can improve our understanding of living standards, well-being and health. 

I’m currently a PhD Candidate in Economics at the University of Oslo and a doctoral research fellow at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. I also do work with the World Bank, where I have spent more than 10 years as an economist focused on global poverty, inequality and child malnutrition. I hold a master's degree from Harvard University, a BSc from the London School of Economics, and an IB diploma from the United World College of the Adriatic. 

I’m Norwegian by birth, but passionate about many things Italian, especially my wife Lucilla. Together, we have two sons: Leo (2015) and Edo (2017). My fast-approaching midlife crisis appears to involve a lot of running and learning to make the perfect pizza. 

My articles, reports and technical notes.

Datasets, programs and code from my projects.

A bit about my background and experience.