Francisco Ferreira

Amartya Sen Professor of Inequality Studies at London School Of Economics And Political Science

Francisco H. G. Ferreira is the Amartya Sen Professor of Inequality Studies at the London School of Economics, where he is also Director of the International Inequalities Institute. Francisco is an economist working on the measurement, causes, and consequences of inequality and poverty in developing countries, with a special focus on Latin America. His work has been published widely and awarded various prizes, including the Richard Stone Prize in Applied Econometrics and the Kendrick Prize from the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth. He is also a non-resident Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Bonn); an Affiliated Scholar with the Stone Center at the City University of New York; a former President of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) and a former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Economic Inequality. Prior to joining the LSE, Francisco had a long career at the World Bank, where his positions included Chief Economist for the Africa Region; Senior Adviser and Research Manager in the Research Department; and co-Director of the World Development Report 2006 on Equity and Development. He has taught in the faculties of Economics at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro and at the Paris School of Economics. He was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics.