Country of Affiliation:
United States of America
FRANCISCO H.G. FERREIRA is a Lead Economist with the Development Research Group at the World Bank. His research focuses on the economics of poverty and inequality, and he has published more than thirty articles, books and book chapters on these topics. His recent publications include The Microeconomics of Income Distribution Dynamics in East Asia and Latin America (with Bourguignon and Lustig) and Inequality in Latin America : Breaking with History? (with De Ferranti, Perry and Walton). He was also a co-Director of the team that wrote the World Development Report 2006: Equity and Development .
Francisco is one of the editors of Economía , the policy journal of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association, published by the Brookings Institution Press; and a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Labor and Social Studies (IETS) in Rio de Janeiro . He has previously served on the executive or advisory boards of LACEA, the Network on Inequality and Poverty (NIP) and the Institute of Public Policy and Development Studies at the Universidad de las Americas in Puebla , Mexico . He has also been associated with the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University and the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan . Between 1999 and 2002, Francisco was an assistant professor of economics at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and he holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.