Parallel session
Equality of opportunities

Parallel 6.3 | Room 3: Thursday, 6 October 2022, 15:10-16:40 (UTC-5)

The papers in this session investigate trends and levels of inequality of opportunity in different regions of the world. In particular, they look at how location, family and shocks impact inequality of opportunity. 


15:10-16:40 (UTC-5)

Vito Peragine | Chair and presenter

Inequality of opportunity in South Asia

Vito Peragine is Full Professor of Economics and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Bari. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of York (U.K.). Previously he was Lecturer in Economics at the University "Carlos III" of Madrid. He has published widely in the fields of inequality, poverty and normative economics. He serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Economic Inequality an The Review of Income and Wealth.

Ercio Munoz Saavedra | Presenter

Does it matter where you grow up? Childhood exposure effects in Latin America and the Caribbean

Ercio Munoz, a Chilean national, is an economist currently working at the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank in Washington DC. Prior to this position, he worked at the Central Bank of Chile and the Inter-American Development Bank. His main areas of interest and expertise include labor economics, development economics, applied econometrics, and poverty and distributional analysis. Ercio holds a Ph.D. in economics from the City University of New York.

Gabriela Zapata Román | Presenter

The role of the family of origin in shaping inequality of opportunity in Chile (period 2006-2017)

Gabriela Zapata Roman is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Diego Portales University (Chile) and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute for Global Development at the University of Manchester (UK). Consultant for the German Development Institute (DIE). Research topics: structural transformations and inclusive growth, gender and labour market inequality, inequality of opportunities and educational achievements, and intergenerational mobility.