Senior Economist, Poverty and Equity Global Practice
The World Bank

María Ana Lugo is a senior economist at the Poverty and Equity Practice of the World Bank. Her work has focused on issues of poverty and inequality, measurement of economic mobility, inequality of opportunities, multidimensional poverty, fiscal incidence analysis, and energy subsidy reform, with an emphasis on Latin America and, more recently, the Middle East. Lugo is also a council member of the Society for the Study of Economic Inequality (ECINEQ). She published in referee journals such as Review of Income and Wealth, The World Bank Research Observer, Economica, Econometric Reviews and Oxford Development Studies, among others. Prior to joining the World Bank, she was a postdoctoral fellow in economics at the University of Oxford, a researcher at the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, a tutor at Brasenose College, and a researcher at the Universidad de General Sarmiento in Argentina. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Oxford, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Areas of Expertise

Poverty and Inequality

Multidimensional Well-being

Economic Mobility

Inequality of Opportunities

Subsidy Reforms