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Francisco H. G. Ferreira

Senior Adviser

FRANCISCO H. G. FERREIRA is a Lead Economist at the World Bank's Research Department and a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Bonn). During his World Bank career, he has also served as Deputy Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, and as a co-Director of the World Development Report 2006, on Equity and Development. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Economic Inequality, and also serves on the editorial boards of the Review of Income and Wealth, the World Bank Economic Review and the Economic Analysis Review.
Francisco has been awarded the Adriano Romariz Duarte and the Haralambos Simeonides Prizes by the Brazilian Economic and Econometric Societies, and the Kendricks Prize by the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth. Between 1999 and 2002, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). Nowadays, he is a frequent academic visitor 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.

The author’s works below are drawn from the World Bank’s institutional archives.

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Ageing poorly? : accounting for the decline in earnings inequality in Brazil, 1995-2012
2 .Estimation and inference for actual and counterfactual growth incidence curves
3 .Estimation and inference for actual and counterfactual growth incidence curves
4 .Appraising cross-national income inequality databases : an introduction
5 .A global count of the extreme poor in 2012 : data issues, methodology and initial results
6 .Equality of opportunity : theory and evidence
7 .Inequality of opportunity and economic growth : a cross-country analysis
8 .The World Bank economic review 28 (2)
9 .The World Bank economic review 28 (2)
10 .Opportunity-sensitive poverty measurement
11 .The World Bank research observer 28 (2)
12 .The World Bank research observer 28 (2)
13 .Economic mobility and the rise of the Latin American middle class
14 .Inequality of opportunity, income inequality and economic mobility : some international comparisons
15 .Economic mobility and the rise of the Latin American middle class
16 .Multidimensional poverty analysis: Looking for a middle ground
17 .The measurement of educational inequality : achievement and opportunity
18 .Rising food prices and household welfare : evidence from Brazil in 2008
19 .Is there a metropolitan bias ? the inverse relationship between poverty and city size in selected developing countries
20 .Distributions in motion: economic growth, inequality, and poverty dynamics
21 .Social protection in Latin America : achievements and limitations
22 .Measuring inequality of opportunity with imperfect data : the case of Turkey
23 .The World Bank research observer 24 (2)
24 .Own and sibling effects of conditional cash transfer programs : theory and evidence from Cambodia
25 .Aggregate economic shocks, child schooling and child health
26 .The measurement of inequality of opportunity : theory and an application to Latin America
27 .Global poverty and inequality : a review of the evidence
28 .Poverty reduction without economic growth ? explaining Brazil's poverty dynamics, 1985-2004
29 .Trade liberalization, employment flows, and wage inequality in Brazil
30 .Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 2006 : Equidad y desarrollo
31 .Local inequality and project choice : theory and evidence from Ecuador
32 .The rise and fall of Brazilian inequality, 1981-2004
33 .Inequality of opportunity and economic development
34 .World development report 2006 : equity and development
35 .World development report 2006 : equity and development
36 .World development report 2006 : equity and development
37 .World development report 2006 : equity and development
38 .Rapport sur le developpement dans le 2006 : equite et developpement
39 .The microeconomics of income distribution dynamics: in East Asia and Latin America
40 .Can the distributional impacts of macroeconomic shocks be predicted? A comparison of the performance of macro-micro models with historical data for Brazil
41 .Inequality of outcomes and inequality of opportunities in Brazil
42 .Policy options for meeting the Millennium Development Goals in Brazil : can micro-simulations help?
43 .The World Bank economic review 17 (2)
44 .Ex-ante evaluation of conditional cash transfer programs: the case of bolsa escola
45 .Beyond Oaxaca-Blinder : accounting for differences in household income distributions across countries
46 .The slippery slope : explaining the increase in extreme poverty in urban Brazil, 1976-96
47 .Calm after the storms : income distribution in Chile, 1987-94
48 .Economic transition and the distributions of income and wealth

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