Samuel  Freije-Rodriguez

Samuel Freije-Rodriguez

Lead Economist, Poverty and Equity GP, World Bank

Samuel Freije-Rodríguez is a lead economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice at the World Bank. He joined the World Bank in 2008, and his main areas of work include labor economics and the welfare impacts of public policy. He has participated in World Bank studies on labor markets, poverty, equality of opportunities, and the distributive impact of tax policy for several Latin American countries, China, Mongolia, and the Russian Federation. He is a member of the teams  that produced the World Development Report 2013: Jobs, and the Poverty and Shared Prosperity Report 2020, Reversals of Fortune. Before joining the World Bank, Samuel was an associate professor at Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Mexico, and at Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración in Caracas, Venezuela. He was associate editor of Economía, Journal of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association. Samuel holds a Master’s in Economics from Queen Mary University of London and a PhD in Labor Economics from Cornell University.