Francisco H. G. Ferreira

Research Fellow

London School of Economics

Francisco H. G. Ferreira is the Amartya Sen Professor of Inequality Studies and Director of the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics.

He works on the measurement, causes, and consequences of inequality and poverty, with an emphasis on developing countries in general and Latin America in particular. His work has been published widely and has been awarded prizes including the Richard Stone Prize in Applied Econometrics and the Kendrick Prize from the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth.

Francisco is also an Affiliated Scholar with the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality at the City University of New York and a past President of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association. He also serves on the editorial boards for the Review of Income and Wealth and the Journal of Economic Inequality, where he was formerly Editor in Chief.

Prior to returning to the LSE, he had a long career at the World Bank, mostly in the Research Department. He has also previously taught at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and 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. He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in January 2011.


IZA Publications

IZA Discussion Paper No. 14100
published in: Matthew Adler and Ole Norheim (eds.), Prioritarianism in Practice, Cambridge: CUP, 2022
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13550
M. Shahe Emran, Francisco H. G. Ferreira, Yajing Jiang, Yan Sun
forthcoming in: Journal of Economic Inequality, 2023
IZA Discussion Paper No. 13549
Benoit Decerf, Francisco H. G. Ferreira, Daniel Gerszon Mahler, Olivier Sterck
pubished in: World Development, 2021, 146, 105561
IZA Discussion Paper No. 11571
published in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Economics and Finance. Oxford. OUP. 2020.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10656
published in: World Bank Economic Review, 2022, 36 (1), 37-67
IZA Discussion Paper No. 10473
published in: Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2019, 34, 385-402
IZA Discussion Paper No. 9468
published in: Journal of Economic Inequality, 2015, 13 (4), 497-526.
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8994
published in: Matthew Adler and Marc Fleurbaey (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Well-Being and Public Policy, Oxford: OUP, 2016
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8243
published in: Review of Income and Wealth, 2018, 64 (4), 800-827
IZA Discussion Paper No. 7155
published in: Eva Paus (ed.), Getting Development Right, New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
IZA Discussion Paper No. 6161
published in: World Bank Economic Review, 2014, 28(2), 210-246
IZA Discussion Paper No. 5713
published in: Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2013, 64 (1), 151-176
IZA Policy Paper No. 45
published in: World Bank Research Observer, 2013, 28 (2), 220-235