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Amparo Palacios-Lopez

Senior Economist, Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS), World Bank

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Amparo Palacios-López is a Program Manager in the Living Standards Measurement Unit of the World Bank. She leads the Jobs, Gender, and Individual-Level Data for Policy Program of the Living Standards Measurement Unit in of the World Bank (DECLS). Her primary area of research is development, with a focus on survey methods, labor, gender, and agriculture. The recent focus of her methodological research has been on labor and gender working jointly with the Gender Group of the World Bank and the International Labor Organization. She supports surveys in several countries of Sub-Saharan Africa and leads the design of the questionnaires used in surveys in Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. She is part of the team of coordinators of the World Bank Household Survey Working Group and its Technical Review Panel. She has a Ph.D. in Development Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, and holds an M.A. in Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.