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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

Toolkit for Informality Scenario Analysis
Lakner-Milanovic (2013) World Panel Income Distribution (LM-WPID)

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

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