Liliana Sousa is a senior economist in the Latin America and Caribbean unit of the Poverty and Equity Global Practice at the World Bank. She is currently the poverty economist for Brazil, where her work focuses on poverty, inequality, and inclusion. During her time at the Bank she has also co-led the Latin America and the Caribbean Team for Statistical Development, and worked in Central America, including as poverty economist for Honduras. Her research is primarily on questions related to the labor market, including employment shocks and immigration. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2013, she was an economist in the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau. She received her Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University.