Growth, Inequality, Poverty

The Growth, Inequality and Poverty (GrIP) Project

Project Leads: Peter Edward, Newcastle University Business School & Andy Sumner, King’s College London

Summary: This project uses a global model of consumption, output and distribution to explore changes in global and national poverty and inequality, and distributional patterns of growth since the early 1980s. The project seeks to interrogate trends and patterns in the scale and distribution of benefits from economic growth.


Edward, P. and Sumner, A. (2019) The End of Poverty: Inequality and Growth in Global Perspective. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Edward, P. and Sumner, A. (2018) Global Poverty and Inequality: Are the Revised Estimates Open to an Alternative Interpretation? Third World Quarterly. 39(3): 487-509.

Edward, P. and Sumner, A. (2018) Global inequality and global poverty since the Cold War. In: van Bergeijk, P. and van der Hoeven, R. (eds) Sustainable Development Goals and Income Inequality. London: Edward Elgar, pp. 74-98.

Edward, P. and Sumner, A. (2016) Global Inequality and Global Poverty Since the Cold War? CROP Working Paper. Bergen: CROP/UiB.

Edward, P. and Sumner, A. (2015) Philanthropy, Welfare Capitalism or Radically Different Global Economic Model: What Would it Take to End Global Poverty within a Generation Based on Historical Growth Patterns? Center for Global Development (CGD) Working Paper. Washington DC: CGD.

Edward, P. and Sumner, A. (2015) New Estimates of Global Poverty and Inequality: How Much Difference Do Price Data Really Make? Center for Global Development (CGD) Working Paper. Washington DC: CGD (and ECINEQ Working Paper).

Edward, P. and Sumner, A. (2014) ‘Estimating the Scale and Geography of Global Poverty Now and in the Future: How Much Difference do Method and Assumptions Make?’ World Development 58: 67–82.

Edward, P. and Sumner, A. (2014) The Poor, The Prosperous and the ‘Inbetweeners’: A Fresh Perspective on Global Society, Inequality and Growth. International Policy Center for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) Working Paper. Brasilia: UNDP-IPC.

Edward, P. and Sumner, A. (2013) The Geography of Inequality: Where and by How Much Has Income Distribution Changed since 1990? Center for Global Development (CGD) Working Paper. Washington DC: CGD.

Edward, P. and Sumner, A. (2013) The Future of Global Poverty in a Multi-Speed World: New Estimates of Scale and Location, 2010–2030 Center for Global Development (CGD) Working Paper. Washington DC: CGD.