Author Archives: Alex Cobham

Do we need to rethink how we measure inequality?

Alex Cobham

Debates around the role of inequality in Africa and beyond, and its impact on democracy, have been fierce. Much of the research that surrounds this issue, however, uses the Gini Co-efficient to measure inequality. Alex Cobham, from the Tax Justice Network,¬†explains why this measure is so flawed and argues that we need to switch to […]

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Corrupting Perceptions

Alex Cobham

  In this post, Alex Cobham argues that Transparency International should drop its Corruption Perceptions Index. Alex is a Research Fellow at the Center for Global Development. This post was originally published in Foreign Policy.    

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