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Abigail McKnight appointed new Director of CASE from September 2020

Published/Broadcast 14 September 2020

After four years, Tania Burchardt stood down as CASE Director at the beginning of September 2020. We are very grateful to Tania for her contribution and are delighted that she is staying with CASE and joining Kitty Stewart and Polly Vizard as an associate director. She also remains Deputy Director of STICERD and an Associate Professor in Social Policy at LSE.
CASE's new Director Abigail McKnight is a research economist focusing mainly on quantitative research and policy analysis. She joined CASE in 1999 and enjoys working in an interdisciplinary environment. Her research interests include social mobility, household wealth and debt, minimum wages, the relationship between inequality and poverty, evaluating employment policy, applying the capability approach to measuring and understanding multidimensional inequality and designing policy toolkits. She led the development of the Multidimensional Inequality Framework which provides a systematic, theoretically-grounded approach to measuring and addressing inequality in high, middle and low income countries.
Her research has been published in the Economic Journal, the Review of Income and Wealth, the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Socio-Economic Review and Oxford Economic Papers.
She has recently held research grants from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Nuffield Foundation, the European Commission, the Social Mobility Commission and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. She organises CASE Welfare Policy and Analysis Seminars (supported by the Department of Work and Pensions), is an associate of the LSE's International Inequalities Institute and an Editorial Board member of Social Inclusion.