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Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez is a PhD student in the Department of International Development. He also holds a position as Research Associate at the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQI) at Tulane University. Before joining King’s, Eduardo was a Non-resident Associate Research Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) at Tulane University.

He also worked as Senior Economist at the Latin America and the Caribbean Bureau of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New York, where he conducted research on poverty, inequality, human development, and the redistributive effects of fiscal and social policies, with a focus on Latin America. He has also worked as consultant for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), UNU-WIDER, the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), amongst other organisations and national governments, and served as Deputy Director of Economic and Social Analysis at the Mexican Ministry of Social Development.


Thesis title: 'An Asset-based Approach to Well-being Dynamics and Economic Mobility'

Eduardo's research at King’s focuses on the assessment of economic mobility, inequality of opportunity, and chronic poverty. His previous research on income inequality, poverty and vulnerability, and the measurement of the middle class has been cited above 1,200 times and published in collective volumes and peer-reviewed journals, including World Development, Oxford Development Studies, The Journal of Economic Inequality, the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, and Social Indicators Research.

He has also co-edited a book on social policy in Mexico and a special issue on income inequality in Latin America for the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, as well as co-authored institutional reports at UNDP and the World Bank.

PhD supervision

Further details

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