Geranda Notten

Associate professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa

Poverty, Social policy, Inequality, Public policy, Public administration, Economics



Geranda Notten is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. Notten's fields of interest include public policy, public administration, and economics. She has a strong interest in poverty and social policy. While her research spans both developed and developing countries, her current research focuses on jurisdictions in Europe and North America. In ongoing research projects, she studies the influence of Poverty Reduction Strategy processes on poverty reduction policies and poverty, the use of non-money poverty indicators for measuring poverty, and the effects of income transfers on poverty and material deprivation. Notten has been a visiting researcher at the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER), the School for Public Policy & Administration at Carleton University (Ottawa), CEPS/INSTEAD (Luxembourg), the Kennedy School of Government (United States) and at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (Netherlands). She has worked on consultancy projects for the World Bank, European Union and UNICEF on countries such as Mauritius, Congo Brazzaville and Russia. Notten holds a PhD in economics from Maastricht University (Netherlands).


  • Poverty
  • Social policy
  • Inequality
  • Public policy
  • Public administration
  • Economics