Patricia Justino


Senior Fellow, UNU-WIDER, Helsinki, Finland and Professorial Fellow, IDS, Brighton, UK

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Research Interests

Development (General); Poverty; Security and Conflict; Social Protection; Conflict and Violence; Inequality; India; Vietnam; Brazil.


Patricia Justino is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, and a development economist specialising in applied microeconomics. Her current research work focuses on the impact of violence and conflict on household welfare, the microfoundations of violent conflict and the implications of violence for economic development. Other research interests include the measurement of multidimensional inequality and poverty and their effects on social development and economic growth, the measurement and modelling of poverty (static and dynamic), the role of social security and redistribution on economic growth and household welfare and the impact of economic shocks on household income mobility.
Patricia has worked with several international agencies including the World Bank, UNDP, UNESCO and FAO. She is the Director of MICROCON and co-founder and co-director of the Households in Conflict Network. Since June 2010, Patricia convenes the Vulnerability and Poverty Reduction team cluster on Conflict, Violence and Development.

Browse Patricia Justino's Working Papers

HiCN Working Paper Nº 325

Riots and social capital in urban India

Alia Aghajanian, Patricia Justino and Jean–Pierre Tranchant

HiCN Working Paper Nº 280

The Microeconomics of Violent Conflict

Verwimp, P., Justino, P. and T. Brück

HiCN Working Paper Nº 263

On the Legacies of Wartime Governance

Patricia Justino and Wolfgang Stojetz

HiCN Working Paper Nº 256

Welfare Spending and Political Conflict

Justino, P. and Martorano, B.

HiCN Working Paper Nº 218

Inequality, Distributive Beliefs and Protests: A Recent Story from Latin America

Justino, P. and Martorano, B.