Jeevun Sandher Jeevun Sandher

I’m an Economist and Political Scientist the political and economic causes of income inequality and poverty, as well as the subsequent impact that income inequality and poverty have on wellbeing, at King's College London.

In particular, my research focuses on: how the electoral importance of groups affects redistribution and subsequently income inequality and poverty; why non-graduate men can’t find work in the post-industrial economy; and the differing impacts that inter-personal and spatial income inequality have on wellbeing as defined by Sen’s Capability Approach.

I regularly feature in the national and international media (e.g. the BBC, Washington Post etc.) and have had articles published by the New Statesman, World Economic Forum, and elsewhere. During the pandemic, I worked with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on how to avoid COVID-19 induced mass unemployment and was a Brilliant Club Scholar, teaching high-school students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

I’m also the trade union rep at King’s College London. I helped organise the 2019 strikes and stopped a 33% pay cut for low-paid teaching staff during the pandemic. We’re currently organising to Get Out the Vote for our latest strike action to improve pay and conditions across the academic workforce.

Prior to starting my Doctoral Research, I worked as an Economist for the Somaliland Ministry of Finance, HM Treasury, and the Department for Work and Pensions. My work focused on budgeting, macroeconomic policy, inequality, poverty, and social security.

I’m also currently the co-host of Politics JaM, a political science podcast described as “intelligent and surprisingly unpretentious” by the Mail on Sunday.

My personal website is Feel free to get in touch by e-mailing me: [email protected] or DM’ing me on twitter @JeevunSandher.

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