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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. In 2020, he was the recipient of Mexico’s National Prize of Public Finance awarded by the Chamber of Deputies’ Centre for Public Finance Studies.

Eduardo has 15 years’ international research and policy experience. He has served as Economist and 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 for international organisations and national governments, including the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (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 wellbeing measurement, and distributional assessments. His research output comprises almost 40 pieces including journal articles, chapters in collective volumes, policy briefs, and institutional reports and has been cited over 2,100 times.

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