Espen Beer Prydz
I’m an economist studying poverty, inequality and health. I'm currently a PhD Candidate in Economics at the University of Oslo. I also 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 am currently on leave from my position as a doctoral research fellow at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. I hold a master's degree in development economics (MPAID) from Harvard University, a BSc from the London School of Economics, and an IB diploma from the United World College of the Adriatic.
My research focuses on how living standards and well-being are impacted by demographic factors and health shocks. More broadly, I work on measurement issues related to income, consumption, wealth, poverty and inequality, and particularly issues related to family structures, gender and age. I have a keen interest in every related to data, ranging from improved survey methods to how new data sources can improve our understanding of living standards, well-being and health.
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.