Diego Sanchez-Ancochea (PhD, New School for Social Research), a 2018-2019 Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellow, is a political economist whose research is focused on income inequality, social policy, and the political economy of development in Latin America.
While at Kellogg, Sanchez-Ancochea will continue his research on the relationship between economic and political inequality. This project will seek to explain the cross-country relation between political and economic inequality through cluster analysis and explore the causal mechanisms through a comparative case study of Chile, El Salvador, and Uruguay.
Sánchez-Ancochea collaborates regularly with non-profit organizations and international institutions, including Oxfam, United Nations Development Program, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean and the International Labour Organization.
He was director of the Latin American Centre between 2015 and 2018 and is Professor of the Political Economy of Development at the University of Oxford, where he will be head of the Department of International Development next year. His work has appeared in journals such as Latin American Research Review, Economy and Society and World Development and he is co-author with former Kellogg visiting fellow Juliana Martínez Franzoni of The Quest for Universal Social Policy in the South: Actors, Ideas and Architectures (Cambridge University Press, 2016).
Income inequality; public policy and the role of the state; social and industrial policy; Latin American economics
Mind the Gaps: Exploring the Interactions between Political and Economic Inequality in Latin America
Eroding Democracy: How Inequality Hurts Latin America and Could Hurt the US
Sep 5, 2018
Visiting Fellow Diego Sanchez-Ancochea says Latin America’s experience with inequality holds lessons for the US and other parts of the world that are seeing a growing income gap between rich and poor.