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Dr Rajiv Prabhakar

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Senior Lecturer in Personal Finance
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • School of Polis, Phil, Econ, Dev, Geog
  • Economics
  • rajiv.prabhakar

Professional biography

Rajiv Prabhakar is Lecturer in Personal Finance at The Open University and also teaches at UCL. His most recent book is 'The Assets Agenda' and he recently completed an ESRC knowledge transfer grant on assets, financial education and inequality.


Financial Inclusion: A Tale of Two Literatures (2018)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Social Policy and Society ((Early Access))
A House Divided: Asset-Based Welfare and Housing Asset-Based Welfare (2018)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
International Journal of Housing Policy ((Early Access))
Are Basic Capital Versus Basic Income Debates Too Narrow? (2018)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Basic Income Studies ((In Press))
Millennial Bugs. A review of the Resolution Foundation’s Intergenerational Commission Final Report (2018)
Prabhakar, Rajiv
Political Quarterly ((Early Access))
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)
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
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
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

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