Bjorn-Soren Gigler

Adjunct Professor, Center for Latin American Studies, School of Foreign Service

Bjorn-Soren Gigler’s research is focused on studying the multi-dimensional aspects of poverty, human development and well-being. In particular, he is interested in both theoretical and empirical research on applying Amartya Sen's Capability Approach to information and communications technologies (ICTs). A key question remains – to what extent can the improved access to information and uses of ICTs act as a catalyst to expand peoples’ human capabilities and thus improve their well-being?