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Francisco Ferreira
I am a Brazilian researcher interested in inequality and poverty. Senior adviser at the World Bank's research department.
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Francisco Ferreira May 16
Steve Knack was a pioneer in the study of how institutions shape economic growth. He was as influential as he was modest and understated. A huge loss for the World Bank’s Research Department - and for development economics more broadly!
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Francisco Ferreira May 13
Replying to @messinajulian
Just a tiny bit...
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Francisco Ferreira May 12
Today’s says there’s a shortage of nearly 40,000 physicians in rural America. I guess you are finding out it is hard to have first-world social indicators with third-world tax rates.
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Francisco Ferreira May 8
Great workshop. Excellent recent work by in updating its WIID database, and by in adding MICs. But much remains to be done for capturing incomes more accurately both at the top and *bottom* of the distribution.
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UNU-WIDER May 6
The first panel today will be chaired by of on strategies for studying with limited data. Our research fellow will introduce the World Income Inequality Database Find out what you can learn from it:
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Francisco Ferreira May 2
What a wonderful line up!
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Francisco Ferreira May 2
Great news! Many congratulations to Penny on this well-deserved recognition. She’s also proving to be a great leader !
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Francisco Ferreira Apr 17
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Pinelopi Goldberg Apr 13
Large income because it translates to inequality of opportunity. We need to reduce inequality to give everyone a chance to use their potential and do good work, especially women.
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Francisco Ferreira Apr 12
If you are in Washington on Monday, April 15, please join us for Colin Xu's Policy Research Talk at the . Can large epidemics, wars and other conflicts actually spur future growth and development? .
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Francisco Ferreira Apr 4
My paper on growth incidence and delta Lorenz curves with and Antonio Galvão now out in the J. Applied Econometrics: in the US, bottom 83% of workers lost wage share to top 17%, in 1995-2007. Brazil was the reverse.
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Francisco Ferreira Apr 3
1. I look like a dangerous maniac in that picture! never looks like that... 2. You talk about inequality of looks. What about inequality of Twitter followers? 😉
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Francisco Ferreira Apr 3
My own country, and the country where I went to graduate school, and which I admire. Hard to tell which one has bungled its politics the most!
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Francisco Ferreira Apr 3
With thanks to for inviting me!
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Maura Leary Apr 2
This kind of stuff excites me to no end, and that's why I'm super-fun to have drinks with. 🤓
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Richard Montgomery Mar 30
For skeptics who think inequality inevitable, or ‘good for growth’, or a distraction from extreme poverty...Worth reading this: Separating out types of inequalities from circumstance v. effort, & just how much creating equality of opportunity matters
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Francisco Ferreira Mar 22
Replying to @audowla
S**t! Can’t even trust satire anymore...
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Francisco Ferreira Mar 22
Who says Americans don’t have a sense of humor?... Just fabulous!
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Francisco Ferreira Mar 13
Infelizmente, como se vê com a desigualdade, a convergência em direção ao pior de cada lado ocorre nos dois sentidos...
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Francisco Ferreira Mar 13
Replying to @leah_boustan
Inequality of opportunity has long been a prominent feature of the US education system. This scandal is about something even more basic - a semblance of fair process and equality before the law.
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