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Dr Rajiv Prabhakar

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Professional biography

Rajiv Prabhakar is Senior Lecturer in Personal Finance at the Economics discipline. He teaches on modules such as DB125 You and Your Money and DD102 Introducing the Social Sciences. His recent research focuses on financial inclusion and he is author in 2021 of the book Financial Inclusion: Critique and Alternatives (Policy Press). He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  


Evaluating Parliamentary Academic Fellows (2024)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Parliamentary Affairs ((early access))

Devolution and social citizenship: the case of the basic income pilot for care leavers in Wales (2024)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Social Policy and Society ((In press))

Are temporary or permanent income payments better placed to boost demand during Covid-19? (2022-10)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Basic Income Studies, 17(1) (pp. 15-27)

What are the barriers to taxing wealth? The case of a wealth tax proposal in the UK (2021)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Journal of Social Policy, 52(3)

Covid-19 and the Child Trust Fund (2020-12)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Renewal: A journal of social democracy, 28(4) (pp. 59-72)

Universal basic income and Covid 19 (2020)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
IPPR Progressive Review, 27(1) (pp. 106-113)

Should Basic Payment Accounts be Extended? (2019-02)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 27(1) (pp. 139-144)

Financial Inclusion: A Tale of Two Literatures (2019-01-31)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Social Policy and Society, 18(1) (pp. 37-50)

Millennial Bugs. A review of the Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Commission Final Report (2018-10)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Political Quarterly, 89(4) (pp. 709-713)

Are Basic Capital Versus Basic Income Debates Too Narrow? (2018-06-30)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Basic Income Studies, 13, Article 20180015(1)

A House Divided: Asset-Based Welfare and Housing Asset-Based Welfare (2018)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
International Journal of Housing Policy, 19(2) (pp. 213-231)

Why do people opt-out or not opt-out of automatic enrolment? A focus group study of automatic enrolment into a workplace pension in the United Kingdom (2017-12-01)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Journal of European Social Policy, 27(5) (pp. 447-457)

How did the Welsh government manage to reform council tax in 2005? (2016-09)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Public Money and Management, 36(6) (pp. 417-424)

Does the financial crisis create opportunities for taxing wealth? A study of tax policy debates in the United Kingdom (2015-06)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Social & Legal Studies, 24(2) (pp. 271-287)

What are public attitudes towards financial capability? Evidence from focus groups in London (2014-03)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Policy Studies, 35(2) (pp. 131-146)

Asset-based welfare: financialization or financial inclusion? (2013-11)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Critical Social Policy, 33(4) (pp. 658-678)

What do people think of taxation? Evidence from a focus group study in England (2012-02)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Journal of European Social Policy, 22(1) (pp. 77-89)

The Child Trust Fund in the UK: How might opening rates by parents be increased? (2010-11)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Children and Youth Services Review, 32(11) (pp. 1544-1547)

Developing financial capability among the young through education and asset-based welfare (2010-09)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Public Money and Management, 30(5) (pp. 279-284)

Can public opposition to inheritance tax be weakened? (2009-07)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Public Policy and Administration, 24(3) (pp. 227-244)

What is the future for asset-based welfare? (2009-03)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Public Policy Research, 16(1) (pp. 51-56)

The assets agenda and social policy (2009-02)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Social Policy and Administration, 43(1) (pp. 54-69)

The development of asset-based welfare: the case of the Child Trust Fund in the UK (2009-01)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Policy and Politics, 37(1) (pp. 129-143)

Assets, inequality and the crisis (2009)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Renewal, 17(4)

Wealth taxes: stories, metaphors and public attitudes (2008-04)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
The Political Quarterly, 79(2) (pp. 172-178)

Financial Inclusion: critique and alternatives (2021-01-20)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
ISBN : 978-1447355939 | Publisher : Policy Press | Published : Bristol

The assets agenda: principles and policy (2008-01)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
ISBN : 9780230522190 | Publisher : Palgrave-Macmillan | Published : Basingstoke

How to Defend Inheritance Tax (2008)
Prabhakar, Rajiv; Rowlingson, Karen and White, Stuart
Fabian ideas
ISBN : 978-0-7163-06238 | Publisher : Fabian Society

What Lessons May Be Drawn from Media Reactions to a Universal Basic Income? (2022)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
In: Borden, Sandra L. ed. The Routledge Companion to Media and Poverty. Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions (pp. 371-379)
ISBN : 9780367260729 / 9780429291333 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : New York, USA

Personal Finance in Context (2018)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
In: de Henau, Jérôme and Lowe, Jonquil eds. Personal Finance (pp. 159-204)
Publisher : The Open University | Published : Milton Keynes

Does information about wealth inequality and inheritance tax raise public support for the wealth taxes? Evidence from a UK survey (2017-01-27)
Prabhakar, Rajiv; Lymer, Andy and Rowlingson, Karen
In: Peeters, Bruno; Gribnau, Hans and Badisco, Jo eds. Building Trust in Taxation (pp. 335-354)
ISBN : 9781780684260 | Publisher : Intersentia | Published : Cambridge

Why do the public oppose inheritance taxes? (2015)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
In: Gaisbauer, Helmut P.; Schweiger, Gottfried and Sedmak, Clemens eds. Philosophical Explorations of Justice and Taxation: National and Global Issues. Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice (40) (pp. 151-166)
ISBN : 978-3-319-13457-4 | Publisher : Springer International Publishing | Published : Cham

Does the financial crisis create opportunities for wealth taxation? (2012-10-29)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
In: Erreygers, Guido and Cunliffe, John eds. Inherited Wealth, Justice and Equality. Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy (165) (pp. 141-153)
ISBN : 978-0-415-51692-1 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon

Debating the 'death tax': the politics of inheritance tax in the UK (2011-06-17)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
In: Holden, Chris; Kilkey, Majella and Ramia, Gaby eds. Analysis and Debate in Social Policy. Social Policy Review (23) (pp. 85-102)
ISBN : 9781847428301 | Publisher : The Policy Press | Published : Bristol

What is the legacy of New Labour? (2011-04-05)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
In: Lee, Simon and Beech, Matt eds. The Cameron-Clegg Government: Coalition Politics in an Age of Austerity (pp. 24-37)
ISBN : 9780230290716 | Publisher : Palgrave-Macmillan | Published : Basingstoke

Reforming public services: the views of the main parties (2010)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
In: Griffiths, Simon and Hickson, Kevin eds. British Party Politics and Ideology after New Labour (pp. 195-207)
ISBN : 9780230220768 | Publisher : Palgrave-Macmillan | Published : Basingstoke

Assets and citizenship (2008)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
In: White, Stuart and Leighton, Daniel eds. Building a Citizen Society
ISBN : 9781905007820 | Publisher : Lawrence-Wishart | Published : London

Financial Inclusion (2022-05-20)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
House of Commons Library, Research Briefing 9533

The Gender Pension Gap (2022-04-04)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
House of Commons Library

Sidecar Savings (2021-12-21)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
House of Commons Library, House of Commons Library.

Tax Strategy and Government Policy (2021-09-15)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
House of Commons Library

Covid-19 and the Child Trust Fund (2020-06-22)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Lawrence & Wishart

What do the reactions to Covid-19 show so far about financial inclusion? (2020-04-30)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Policy Press

Increasing Taxes on Wealth. Lessons from the Welsh government reforms of Council Tax (2019-05-16)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
IPPR Progressive Review 26:1, 69-77, Wiley

Better but cheaper? Reforming the Child Trust Fund (2010-06)
Prabhakar, Rajiv; Lloyd, James and Mulheirn, Ian
The Social Market Foundation, London, UK.

Asset-based welfare and child poverty: next steps for the Welsh Assembly (2010-04-21)
Dolphin, Tony and Prabhakar, Rajiv
Institute for Public Policy Research

Teen and tweeneconomics: a study into the teenage and tweenage pound in Britain: chapter 2 (2009)
Prabhakar, Rajiv