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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 Research Dataset

Deposit Insurance around the World: A Comprehensive Database
Policies and Institutions that Promote Saving: module 1 (National saving)

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Measuring inequality of opportunity with imperfect data : the case of Turkey
2 .The World Bank research observer 24 (2)
3 .Own and sibling effects of conditional cash transfer programs : theory and evidence from Cambodia
4 .Aggregate economic shocks, child schooling and child health
5 .The measurement of inequality of opportunity : theory and an application to Latin America
6 .Global poverty and inequality : a review of the evidence
7 .Poverty reduction without economic growth ? explaining Brazil's poverty dynamics, 1985-2004
8 .Trade liberalization, employment flows, and wage inequality in Brazil
9 .Informe sobre el desarrollo mundial 2006 : Equidad y desarrollo
10 .Local inequality and project choice : theory and evidence from Ecuador
11 .The rise and fall of Brazilian inequality, 1981-2004
12 .Inequality of opportunity and economic development
13 .World development report 2006 : equity and development
14 .World development report 2006 : equity and development
15 .World development report 2006 : equity and development
16 .World development report 2006 : equity and development
17 .The microeconomics of income distribution dynamics: in East Asia and Latin America
18 .Can the distributional impacts of macroeconomic shocks be predicted? A comparison of the performance of macro-micro models with historical data for Brazil
19 .Inequality of outcomes and inequality of opportunities in Brazil
20 .The World Bank economic review 17 (2)
21 .Ex-ante evaluation of conditional cash transfer programs: the case of bolsa escola
22 .Beyond Oaxaca-Blinder : accounting for differences in household income distributions across countries
23 .Economic transition and the distributions of income and wealth