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Deborah Hardoon

Deputy Head of Research

Deborah Hardoon

Deborah is the Deputy Head of Oxfam GB's Research Team and works on issues related to economic and social justice. Her current work involves data analysis, constructing indices and analysing quantitative and qualitative data, particularly in the context of inequality.

Prior to joining Oxfam GB in October 2013, Deborah was the Research Manager at Transparency International, responsible for the global corruption measurement tools, including the Corruption Perceptions Index. She was an ODI fellow in Lesotho between 2009 and 2011 and before that worked for three years as a commercial analyst at BP. Deborah holds a BA in Economics and Business management from Newcastle University and an MA in Economics from the University of British Colombia in Canada.

Follow Deborah on Twitter: @DeborahHardoon.

All posts by Deborah Hardoon

Just 8 billionaires own the same wealth as the poorest 3.6 billion poeple

Extreme inequality and the push for an alternative future

Deborah Hardoon introduces our new report, 'An Economy for the 99%' and argues that extreme inequality and a crisis in economics have created the appetite for an alternative vision for the...

Data set reliability

Real geek: The politics of inequality; who is measuring what and why?

Our latest real geek instalment explores different measurements of inequality and how our understanding of the data they produce is crucial to the issue as a whole. ...

Tondo slum in Manila, Philippines, 2014

Inequality and violence

In this blog Deborah Hardoon explores the wider social impact of inequality, and in particular the relationship between inequality and violence. ...

The world's 62 richest people own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion poorest

Our stats struck a nerve, now let’s hit back against inequality

Oxfam's latest inequality report and stats have prompted some lively debate in the run up to the World Economic Forum. Here Deborah Hardoon, Deputy Head of Research, explains how we came up with...

The Isle of Shady, a pop-up tax haven set up by Enough Food for Everyone IF campaigners, sits on the South Bank of the river Thames. Credit: David Parry/PA

Fortunes for the fortunate – all 62 of them

The gap between the richest and the poorest in the world is growing at an alarming rate. In the run up to the World Economic Forum Deborah Hardoon, Deputy Head of Research, introduces Oxfam's...

A map of Europe which has been colour graded, countries with higher levels of income inequality are red and countries with lower levels of income inequality are blue. Copyright: OpenStreetMap contributors

Inequality measures and metrics - what makes Slovenia stand out?

Following our recently published report on inequality in Europe, Deborah Hardoon, Deputy Head of Research at Oxfam, looks at the inequality data for Slovenia. She finds that Slovenia outperforms...

While some people forge ahead, others are left behind by society. Brussels, April 2015, in the area of the Stock Exchange Building (2015). Photo: Ximena Echague/Oxfam

An unequal union: startling new research into European inequality

The European Union is home to more billionaires than ever before, while at the same time the proportion of people at risk of poverty is on the increase and two thirds of people believe that...

Tondo slum in Manila, Philippines, 2014. Credit: Dewald Brand, Miran for Oxfam

The world could be so much fairer: an introduction to inequality

Seven out of ten people live in countries where the gap between the rich and the poor has increased in the last 30 years. In this introduction to inequality Deborah Hardoon, Senior Researcher at...

6 year-old Hamida Cyimana, is writing on the blackboard used by her father who is a teacher while waiting for him to come home. Kigali, Rwanda. (Credit: Simon Rawles)

Global Inequality – the unjust and unsustainable gap between countries and within them

Extreme inequality isn't simply an issue of income; it is also one of opportunities and access to resources - much of which can be determined by where you are born. Following the launch...