Peter Lanjouw

Peter Lanjouw is the LIS Director and a Professor in development economics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, presented the 2021 LIS Summer lecture: High Frequency Poverty Monitoring in the Face of Data Deprivation.

Prior to joining the VU Economics department in January 2015 he had spent more than two decades in the Development Economics Research Group of the World Bank, most recently as Manager of the Poverty and Inequality team.

He has taught courses at the Delhi School of Economics, the Foundation for the Advanced Study of International Development, Tokyo, and the University of Namur, Belgium, and has held a visiting position at the University of California, Berkeley. He is current editor of the World Bank Research Observer and a past assistant editor of the World Bank Economic Review. He is a fellow of the Tinbergen Institute and a core member of the Global Poverty Commission, convened by the World Bank.

His main research interests are: i) measurement and analysis of poverty and inequality in developing countries; ii) structural transformation in developing economies; and iii) contribution of longitudinal village studies to the analysis of rural development. His work was published in journals like Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Economic Inequality, The Review of Income and Wealth etc.

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