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Peter Lanjouw (PhD London School of Economics) is professor in development economics. 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.


BSc: microeconomics for development; structural policy (minor) public economics (minor); international trade growth and development (AUC) MSc/PhD: Development Economics (TI); Growth Globalization and Development (MSc.);

Ancillary activities

  • World Bank | Washington D.C. | Editor, World Bank Research Observer | 2015-01-01 - present

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Research Output 1991 2018

Using repeated cross-sections to explore movements into and out of poverty

Dang, H. A., Lanjouw, P. F., Luoto, J. & McKenzie, D., 2014, In : Journal of Development Economics. 107, March, p. 112-128

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cross section
household survey
panel data

Is there a metropolitan bias? The relationship between poverty and city size in a selection of developing countries

Ferré, C., Ferreira, F. H. G. & Lanjouw, P., Oct 2012, In : World Bank Economic Review. 26, 3, p. 351-382 32 p., lhs007.

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developing world
developing country
small town

Small area estimation-based prediction methods to track poverty: Validation and applications

Christiaensen, L., Lanjouw, P., Luoto, J. & Stifel, D., Jun 2012, In : Journal of Economic Inequality. 10, 2, p. 267-297 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

estimation procedure
Small area estimation

Local inequality and project choice: Theory and evidence from Ecuador

Araujo, M. C., Ferreira, F. H. G., Lanjouw, P. & Özler, B., Jun 2008, In : Journal of Public Economics. 92, 5-6, p. 1022-1046 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Choice theory
Elite capture
Political power

Micro-Level Estimation of Poverty and Inequality

Elbers, C. T. M., Lanjouw, J. O. L. & Lanjouw, P. F., 2003, In : Econometrica. 71, 1, p. 355-364 9 p.

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