José Cuesta

Senior Economist, Word Bank; Affiliated Professor, Georgetown Institute of Public Policies at Georgetown University

José Cuesta is a World Bank senior economist with a PhD in economics from Oxford University. He is also an affiliated professor at Georgetown University's McCourt School of Public Policy. Cuesta was previously an assistant professor in development economics at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague. He also worked as a research economist and social sector specialist for the Inter-American Development Bank and as an economist for the United Nations Development Programme in Honduras. His research interests revolve around poverty and conflict economics, specifically the distributive analysis of social policies, intrahousehold allocation, social protection, and labor distortions. He also studies the interaction among poverty, conflict, and culture. A Spanish national, Cuesta has experience in countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He is currently an associate editor for the Journal of Economic Policy Reform.