Ana Maria Munoz Boudet, Senior Social Scientist
Ana Maria Munoz Boudet is a senior social scientist in the World Bank’s Poverty and Equity Global Practice with the Mind, Behavior, and Development Unit (eMBeD). Her work focuses on gender, poverty and inequality issues. She has worked in Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and Central Asia, Africa, and South Asia. As part of eMBeD Ana Maria’s work has focused on socio-emotional skills development to close gaps in education and labor markets, and in changing behaviors associated with negative human capital outcomes. She has led analytical research at the country and regional level, impact evaluations of policies and programs, as well as technical assistance to client countries. Ana Maria is also part of the South Asia Gender Innovation Lab (SARGIL). She is a co-author of the World Development Report 2012 on Gender Equality and Development. A sociologist by training, she holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and doctorate studies from the University College of London.
Lourdes Rodriguez-Chamussy, Senior Economist
Lourdes Rodriguez-Chamussy is a senior economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice at The World Bank and co-leads the Gender Innovation Lab for the Latin America and Caribbean region. Her work focuses on applied microeconomics, labor markets, gender and political economy of development. She has published articles on poverty measurement and is the author of the book Cashing in on Education: Women, Childcare and Prosperity in Latin America and the Caribbean. She holds a Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Jacobus de Hoop, Senior Economist
Jacobus de Hoop is a senior economist in the World Bank’s Poverty and Equity Global Practice. Before joining the World Bank, Jacob worked as a humanitarian policy research manager at UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, was a member of the Transfer Project, worked as a researcher at the International Labour Organization (ILO), and was affiliated with the Paris School of Economics as a Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellow. He holds a PhD in economics from the Tinbergen Institute and VU University in Amsterdam.