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Peter Lanjouw

Research Manager, Poverty and Inequality Development Research Group

Peter Lanjouw, a Dutch national, is the Research Manager of the Poverty and Inequality Group in the Development Economics Research Group of the World Bank. He first joined the Bank in 1992 after completing his Ph.D. in economics from the London School of Economics.

During his 20-plus years at the Bank, Lanjouw has pursued research in several geographic regions of the world, including Africa, South Asia, Latin America, East Asia, Europe and Central Asia, and the Middle East. He has also been closely involved with three World Development Reports.

Lanjouw’s research focuses on poverty measurement methods and rural-urban economic transformation.

A longstanding area of his work has explored so-called small-area estimation methodologies, which allow economists to develop poverty maps in developing countries by combining household survey data with population census data.

Another important research interest for Lanjouw has been to understand what role the rural non-farm sector plays in a developing country as it transforms from a primarily agricultural economy to a diversified and urbanized economy, and how this shapes poverty and inequality.

During his tenure at the Bank, Lanjouw has pursued several professional development opportunities outside his organization – including a year of absence to conduct research in India and Nepal, and a two-year absence to teach at the Vrije University of Amsterdam.

He has also taught at the University of California-Berkeley, the University of Namur, Belgium; and at the Foundation for the Advanced Study of International Development in Tokyo, Japan.

Lanjouw is a past editorial board member of the World Bank Economic Review and of the Journal of African Economies. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Amsterdam Institute of International Development.

 
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PUBLICATION

The World Bank economic review 26 (3)

Nov 01, 2012

POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER

How good a map ? Putting small area estimation to the test

Mar 01, 2007

WORLD DEVELOPMENT REPORT

World development report 2006 : equity and development

Sep 19, 2005

POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER

Re-interpreting sub-group inequality decompositions

Aug 01, 2005

PUBLICATION

The World Bank economic review 18 (3)

Sep 01, 2004

JOURNAL ARTICLE

On the unequal inequality of poor communities

Sep 01, 2004

POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER

Imputed welfare estimates in regression analysis

May 01, 2004

POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER

Poverty in India during the 1990s - a regional perspective

Oct 31, 2003

POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER

Micro-level estimation of welfare

Oct 31, 2002

PUBLICATION

The World Bank economic review 14 (1)

Jan 31, 2000

PUBLICATION

The World Bank economic review 13 (2)

May 31, 1999

PUBLICATION

The World Bank research observer 14 (1)

Feb 28, 1999

POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER

Household welfare measurement and the pricing of basic services

Nov 30, 1998

POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER

Benefit incidence and the timing of program capture

Aug 31, 1998

POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER

Ecuador's rural nonfarm sector as a route out of poverty

Mar 31, 1998

POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER

The evolution of poverty and inequality in Indian villages

Jan 31, 1998

Contact
tel : +1 202 473 9500
Planjouw@worldbank.org
RESOURCES
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Measuring Poverty
  • Inequality and Shared Prosperity