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Ramses H. Abul Naga

Reader in Economics, Business School and Health Economics Research Unit of the University of Aberdeen.

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Ramses H. Abul Naga is a reader in Economics between the Business School and the Health Economics Research Unit of the University of Aberdeen. Prior to taking up this position, Dr Abul Naga was a senior lecturer at the University of Bath, United Kingdom, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Lausanne's Institute of Health Economics and Management, directing the Health and Development Research Group. He has also worked as a consultant on projects for the World Health Organisation, the United Nations Division for Africa and the Swiss Federal Statistical Office. Dr Abul Naga's research interests include, the measurement of social welfare and inequality in relation to ordered response data as well as Anthropometric data; the development of inferential tools for indices of welfare and inequality, especially in the context of anthropometric data, and the utilisation of such methodologies to inform health policy in developing countries. He obtained both his Ph.D. and Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics, United Kingdom. He has published extensively in peer reviewed journals including the Lancet, the Journal of Health Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, Economics Letters.


Shelabya A., Abdul Rahim H., Abul Naga R., Awawda S., Mataria A., Abu-Zaineh M., Farag M. and Kaddar M Covid-19: Public policy responses and health consequences in the Arab region. Hikama, 1: 141-156.

Abul Naga, H. R., Stapenhurst, C. and Yalonetzky, G. (2020) Asymptotic versus Bootstrap Inference for Inequality Indices of the Cumulative Distribution Function. Econometrics, 8(1).

Ramses H. Abul Naga (2018) Measurement of Inequality with a Finite Number of Pay States: The Majorization Set and its Applications. Economic Theory 65, 99-123 (2018)

Abu-Zaineh, M & Abul Naga R. H. (2018). Measurement of health inequality using welfare decreasing variables. AHEAD WORKING PAPERS SERIES N° 01/2018

Ramses H. Abul Naga, Yajie Shen, Hong Il Yoo Joint hypothesis tests for multidimensional inequality indices. Economics Letters 141 (2016) 138–142

Abul Naga, R. H. & Stapenhurst, C. (2015) Estimation of inequality indices of the cumulative distribution function. Economics Letters, 130, 109–112.

Abu-Zaineh, M., & Abul Naga, R. H. (2014) Wealth, Health, and the Measurement of Multidimensional Inequality: Evidence from the Middle East and North Africa. In Pedro Rosa Dias , Owen O’Donnell (ed.) Health and Inequality, Research on Economic Inequality, 21, 421-39.

Abul Naga, R. H. & Jones, P. (2013) Helping others or helping oneself?: International subsidies and the provision of global public goods. Oxford Economic Papers, 65 (4),856-875.

Abul Naga, R. H. & Jones, P. (2012) Better to give than to receive?: Altruistic provision of a global public good. Economics Letters. 115,(3),480-483.

Abul Naga, R. H. (2010) Statistical inference for multidimensional inequality indices. Economics Letters. 107(1): 49-51.

Abul Naga, R. H. & Yalcin, T. (2008) Inequality measurement for ordered response health data. Journal of Health Economics, 27(6), 1614-1625.

Abul Naga, R. H.  (2008) Biases of the ordinary least squares and instrumental variables estimators of the intergenerational earnings elacticities: Revisited on the light of panel data. Journal of Economic Inequality. 6(4): 323-350

Abul Naga, R.H. Kolodziecszyk, C. & Muller, T. (2008) The Redistributive Impact of Alternative Income Maintenance Schemes: A Microsimulation Study Using Swiss Household Data. Review of Income and Wealth. 54 (2): 193-219.

Abul Naga, R.H. & Bolzani, E. (2008) Income, Consumption and Permanent Income: a MIMIC approach to Multidimensional Poverty Measurement. Chapter  6 of Kakwani N. and J. Silber editors: Quantitative Approaches to Multidimensional Poverty Measurement, London, Palgrave MacMillan: 104-117.

Abul Naga, R.H. & Bolzani, E. (2006) Poverty and Permanent Income: A Methodology for Cross-Section Data. Annales d’Economie et Statistique. 81: 195-223.

Abul Naga, R.H. &  Geoffard, P-Y (2006) Decomposition of Bivariate Inequality Indices by Attributes. Economics Letters. 90: 362-367.

Abul Naga, R.H. (2005) Social Welfare Orderings: A Life-Cycle Perspective. Economica. 72: 497-514.

Abul Naga, R.H. (2004) Quantity Constraints, Poverty Lines and Poverty Orderings. Journal of Economic Inequality. 2(1): 31-43.

Abul Naga, R.H. (2003) The Allocation of Benefits under Uncertainty: a Decision-Theoretic Framework. Economic Modeling. 20 (4): 873-893.

Abul Naga, R.H. (2002) Estimating the Intergenerational Elasticity of Incomes: An Errors in Variables Framework. Economica. 69 (273): 69-91.

Abul Naga, R.H. & Bolzani, E. (2002) La Distribution des Salaires en Suisse: Quelques Observations sur la Récession des Années 90. Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics. 138 (2): 115-136.

Abul Naga, R.H. & Krishnakumar, J. (2000) Panel Data Estimation of the Intergenerational Correlation of Incomes.

Panel Data: Future Research Directions, Essays in Honour of Professor Pietro Balestra. Amsterdam, Elsevier.

Abul Naga, R.H. (1998) Family Background, Intergenerational Mobility, and Earnings Distribution. Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics. 134 (4): 527-543.

Abul Naga, R.H. & Antille, G. (1990) Stability of Robust and Non-Robust Principal Component Analysis. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis. 10 (2): 169-174.