Ingrid Robeyns is an economist and philosopher by training. She wrote her Ph.D. dissertation on Amartya Sen's capability approach to gender inequality. Her main areas of research are normative theories of inequality and justice, and some particular areas of application such as gender inequalities, justice for children and parents, and issues of global justice. In addition, she has written extensively on the capability approach, including for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. She has a long-standing interest in the normative (ethical) analysis of economic systems, and has written about basic income societies and property-owning democracy. She hopes to develop this line of research in more depth in the future.
Robeyns received a Licentiate (Magna cum Laude) and M.S (Magna Cum Laude) in Economics from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium in 1994 and 1997 respectively, a M.A. in Philosophy from the British Open University in 2007, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Cambridge University, UK in 2003.