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Eduardo Ortiz-Juarez is a Lecturer in Development Economics in the Department of International Development, with a particular interest in the study of poverty dynamics, inequalities, social policy, and green development. He is also a Senior Economic Research Consultant in the Strategic Policy Unit at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and holds a Research Associate position at the Commitment to Equity Institute (CEQI), Tulane University.

Recently, Eduardo's work has been awarded Mexico’s National Prize of Public Finance 2020 and the King's Outstanding Thesis Prize 2021-2022. He has 15 years’ international research and policy experience. He has served as Senior Economist in the Latin America and the Caribbean Bureau at the UNDP in New York, as Deputy Director of Economic and Social Analysis at the Mexican Ministry of Social Development, and has done extensive consultancy work on poverty and inequality measurement, fiscal microsimulation, and distributional assessments for international organisations and governments, including the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), UNU-WIDER, and the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB). 

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  • Poverty dynamics and measurement
  • Inequalities
  • Human development
  • Social protection
  • Green development 

Eduardo has pursued his research interests from two perspectives: methodological innovations in well-being measurement, and distributional assessments. His research has been cited almost 2,500 times and comprises more than 30 pieces including chapters in collective volumes, institutional reports, and articles in leading journals in the field such as World Development, The Journal of Economic Inequality, Review of Income and Wealth, Social Indicators Research, and Oxford Development Studies.

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