Jordi holds a BA from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona and a MSc and a PhD from the London School of Economics. His main research interest focus on the historical evolution of the Spanish labour market, on the causes of the Spanish civil war and on the long term origins of institutions. He is currently working on two main research projects: "Explaining the development of European Regions, 1850-2008" (Principal Investigator Joan R. Rosés) and "Convergence and inequality in the 19th and 20th centuries in Spain" (Alfonso Herranz-Loncan and Daniel Tirado PI).
Dr. Ferreira oversees the Bank’s research programs on poverty, inequality and agriculture. He was formerly the Bank’s Chief Economist for the Africa Region, and has also served as Deputy Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean. He has published widely in the fields of poverty and inequality in developing countries and is a co-editor of the World Bank Economic Review and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Inequality, and the Review of Income and Wealth.
Prof. Gornick received a PhD in political economy and government from Harvard University. Her research is on comparative social welfare policy, and concerns variation across high- and middle-income countries. Much of her work considers the effects of social policy on women’s status in the labor market, on the economic well-being of families, and, most recently, on income inequality. Her books include Gender Equality: Transforming Family Divisions of Labor (2009), with Marcia Meyers et al.; Families That Work: Policies for Reconciling Parenthood and Employment (2003), coauthored with Meyers; and Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries (2013), coedited with Markus Jäntti.
HHB welcomes Nobuo Yoshida - senior economist of the Poverty Reduction and Equity Group (PRMPR) at the World Bank - as a HHB Fellow. Dr. Yoshida holds a Ph.D. in economics from Boston University. His major areas of interest include poverty measurement, small area estimation of poverty, vulnerability and social protection. He was a member of technical working group for creating the World Bank Group’s twin goals and engaged in the evaluation of various options.