Francisco H. G. Ferreira is a Senior Adviser in the World Bank’s Development Research Group, where he oversees the Bank’s research program on poverty and inequality. He was formerly the Bank’s Chief Economist for the Africa Region, and has also served as Deputy Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, and as co-Director of the World Development Report 2006, on Equity and Development.
Francisco has published widely in the fields of poverty and inequality in developing countries. He was awarded the Haralambos Simeonides and the Adriano Romariz Duarte Prizes by the Brazilian Economic and Econometric Societies respectively, and the Kendricks Prize by the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth.
He is a co-editor of the World Bank Economic Review and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Inequality (where he was previously Editor in Chief), and the Review of Income and Wealth. Francisco has taught at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and at the Paris School of Economics. He serves on the Boards of the Global Development Network (GDN) and the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA). 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.