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Health Economics Research Centre (HERC), University of Oxford: Which way up? Consistency, anti-consistency and inconsistency of social welfare and inequality partial orderings for ordinal data
April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST
The Health Economics Research Centre (HERC), University of Oxford, is welcoming Gaston Yalonetzky, Associate professor of Economics, Leeds University Business School to present his work on Which way up? Consistency, anti-consistency and inconsistency of social welfare and inequality partial orderings for ordinal data
Location: Hybrid event to be held in the L1 Main Meeting Room, Richard Doll Building, HERC, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Old Road Campus, Headington, OX3 7LF and online via Zoom/Microsoft Teams (meeting link to be sent to attendees prior to event)
To Join: This is a free event, which will be taking place both in person and online via Zoom/MS Teams. To register your attendance, please visit here
Abstract: Some indicators of health such as self-reported health or water and sanitation ladders are measured with ordinal variables. Should distributional comparisons with ordinal variables be sensitive to alternative sorting of the categories; i.e., ascending versus descending order? And if so, how? This talk, based on work by Gaston Yalonetzky with Ramses Abul Naga, will introduce the concepts of consistency, anti-consistency and inconsistency for ordinal variables, and discussion their implications for existing inequality indices and related welfare and inequality comparison criteria.
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