Ramses joined the University of Aberdeen as a SIRE Reader in October 2010. This is a joint appointment between the Business School and the Health Economics Research Unit. His research interests are centred in the areas of public economics, health economics, micro-econometrics and the measurement of inequality and wellbeing.
Ordered response data and anthropometric data abound in developing country demographic and health surveys. A leading example of an ordered response variable is self-assessed health. Anthropometric data include height, weight, body mass and waist circumference.
At HERU, Ramses undertakes methodological research on the following topics:
The measurement of social welfare and inequality in relation to both ordered response data and anthropometric data.
The development of inferential tools (specifically, sampling distributions and hypotheses tests) for indices of welfare and inequality, especially in the context of anthropometric data but also for ordered response data.
Finally, Ramses is also interested in the utilisation of such methodologies to inform health policy in the context of developing countries.
Ramses holds an MSc and a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics. He has held earlier appointments at the University of Lausanne and the University of Bath.