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Francisco H.G. Ferreira

Francisco H.G. Ferreira

Senior Adviser, Development Research Group, World Bank

Francisco H. G. Ferreira 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. Francisco has published widely in the fields of poverty and inequality in developing countries, including in journals such as the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Agricultural Economics, and many others. He is a co-editor of the World Bank Economic Review and has served as Editor in Chief of the Journal of Economic Inequality. Francisco has previously taught at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and at the Paris School of Economics. From July 1st, 2020 he will hold the inaugural Amartya Sen Chair in Inequality Studies at the London School of Economics, where he will also direct the International Inequalities Institute. He was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the London School of Economics.