Kate Bayliss

Kate is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Economics at SOAS and a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. For over two decades she has been conducting research into the nature and impact of privatisation in the provision of infrastructure and essential services working, with UN and other agencies. Her research focuses on the effects of changing policies and paradigms on meeting basic needs, in the context of globalisation and financialisation. She has a specific interest in the distributional outcomes from privatisation, particularly in water, energy and health services. Recent research projects include the Living Well Within Limits Project, https://lili.leeds.ac.uk/, at Leeds University and research into the changes in the infrastructure financing landscape in the UK and the implications thereof for the global policy space, https://www.rebuildingmacroeconomics.ac.uk/trajectories-infranstructure, at SOAS.

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