Peter Lanjouw

Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow

Peter Lanjouw, is professor in the faculty of Economics and Business Administration of VU University Amsterdam. Prior to joining the VU in 2015 he worked for more than 20 years in the research department of the World Bank, most recently as manager of the Poverty and Inequality Cluster. He completed his studies at the London School of Economics, defending his PhD thesis in 1992. His research focuses on the measurement of poverty and inequality as well as the analysis of rural development, notably via the study of village economy in rural India and the broader process of rural non-farm diversification.

He has taught at the University of Namur, and the Foundation for the Advanced Study of International Development in Tokyo, and has been a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, Delhi School of Economics, and the London School of Economics. He is currently editor of the World Bank Research Observer, and is a former Associate Editor of the World Bank Economic Review as well as a past editorial Board Member of the Journal of African Economies.