Ali Bargu is a doctoral student at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention at the University of Oxford, funded by the Politics of Welfare in Emerging Market Economies Scholarship. Before joining the project, Ali obtained his M.Sc. in Comparative Social Policy from the University of Oxford in 2016, focusing on social security and protection, redistribution through the tax and benefit system, and quantitative methods. In 2015, he received his B.A. in Integrated Social Sciences from Jacobs University Bremen, funded by the Vodafone Foundation “Chancen” Scholarship and was admitted to the German National Academic Foundation.
Between 2016-17, he worked as a Consultant for the Social Protection and Labor Unit at the World Bank Group in Washington DC. In this capacity, Ali carried out analytical and operational tasks to tax and benefit systems, youth employment, and labor market analyses for Poland, Moldova, Brazil and Lebanon.
Social safety nets in emerging economies, labor market policies, poverty reduction, comparative political economy, social movements, financial and social inclusion of the poor