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Staff Biography

[Photo: Francesca Bastagli] Dr Francesca BASTAGLI
Head of Programme, Social Protection, ODI and Senior Visiting Fellow, CASE

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Research Interests:
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Comparative social policy
  • Social policy evaluation
  • Gender
Current Research Projects:
  • Targeting and conditionality in public cash transfers
  • Income inequality and fiscal policy
  • Wealth measurement and distribution
  • Social protection and crisis response
Selected Publications:
  • The future of social protection in Brazil (with F. V. Soares), in Social protection, economic growth and social change in Brazil, China, India and South Africa (eds. J. Midgley and D. Piachaud), Edward Elgar Publishing (2013)

  • Wealth in the UK: Distribution, accumulation and policy (with J. Hills, F. Cowell, H. Glennerster, E. Karagiannaki, and A. McKnight), Oxford University Press (2013)

  • Madri e mercato del lavoro (with K. Stewart) Rivista delle Politiche Sociali, 2:329-363 (2012)

  • Income inequality and fiscal policy (with D. Coady and S. Gupta) IMF Staff Discussion Paper SDN12/08, International Monetary Fund (2012)

  • Conditional cash transfers as a tool of social policy, Economic and Political Weekly, 46(21): 61-66 (2011)

  • Equality Measurement Framework: Selecting the indicators (with S. Alkire, T. Burchardt et al.) Equality and Human Rights Commission Research Report N. 31 (2009)

  • From social safety net to social policy? The role of conditional cash transfers in welfare state development in Latin America IPC IG Working Paper N. 60, IPEA-UNDP International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (2009)

  • Conditionality in public policy targeted on the poor: Promoting resilience? Social Policy and Society, 8:127-140, Cambridge University Press (2008)

  • Italy: The troubled journey of the experimental minimum income (with S. Sacchi), in M. Ferrera (eds.) Welfare State Reform in Southern Europe, London: Routledge (2005)

STICERD/CASE Publications:
  • Wealth distribution, accumulation and policy
    Francesca Bastagli, Frank A Cowell, Howard Glennerster, John Hills, Eleni Karagiannaki, Abigail McKnight, May 2013
    Paper No' CASEbrief 33: Full paper (pdf)

  • What Gives? Household Consumption Patterns and the 'Big Trade Off' with Public Consumption
    Francesca Bastagli, John Hills, March 2013
    Paper No' CASE/170: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Wealth accumulation in Great Britain 1995-2005: The role of house prices and the life cycle
    Francesca Bastagli, John Hills, December 2012
    Paper No' CASE/166: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • Employment Pathways and Wage Progression for Mothers in Low-Skilled Work: Evidence from Three British Datasets
    Francesca Bastagli, Kitty Stewart, December 2011
    Paper No' CASEbrief 30: Full paper (pdf)
    Paper copy now out of print.

  • Pathways and penalties: Mothers’ employment trajectories and wage growth in the Families and Children Study
    Francesca Bastagli, Kitty Stewart, December 2011
    Paper No' CASE/157: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

Other Professional Activities:
  • Journal of Social Policy Editorial Board member