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The Growing Costs of Inequality: Lessons from Latin America
Diego Sánchez-Ancochea is Professor of the Political Economy of Development and Head of Department at ODID. He specialises in the political economy of Latin America with a particular focus on Central America. His research interests centre on the determinants of income inequality and the role of social policy in reducing it.
He has published extensively on these topics and others related to Latin American political economy in international journals such as World Development, the Journal of Latin American Studies, Latin American Politics and Society and Latin American Research Review. He is also the co-editor of four books and the co-author of two books with Juliana Martínez Franzoni: Good Jobs and Social Services: How Costa Rica Achieved the Elusive Double Incorporation (Palgrave Macmillan) and The Quest for Universal Social Policy in the South: Actors, Ideas and Architectures (Cambridge University Press). This recent book explores the determinants of universal social policy in the South - the topic he continues to work on at the moment.