Francisco H. G. Ferreira

He is a Senior Adviser in the World Bank’s Development Research Group, where he oversees the Bank’s research programs on poverty and inequality. He was formerly the Bank’s Chief Economist for the Africa Region, and has also served as Deputy Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, and as co-Director of the World Development Report 2006, on Equity and Development. He is also a non-resident Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Bonn). He has taught at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and at the Paris School of Economics. He serves on the editorial boards of the “Journal of Economic Inequality” (where he was previously Editor in Chief), the “Review of Income and Wealth”, and “the World Bank Economic Review”. He has published widely in the fields of poverty and inequality in developing countries. He contributed to the following World Bank publications: Economic Mobility and the Rise of the Latin American Middlle Class (2012); Life Chances in Turkey: Expanding opportunities for the Next Generation (2010); Conditional Cash Transfers: Reducing Present and Future poverty (2009).


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