Diego Sánchez-Ancochea

Head of Department, Oxford Department of International Development


Diego Sánchez-Ancochea is Head of Department at the Oxford Department of International Development, professor of the Political Economy of Development and member of the University Council at the University of Oxford. His research aims to identify the best ways to reduce income inequality through the use of social and productive policies, with particular attention to the Latin American experience. In 20201 he published The Costs of Inequality: Lessons and Warnings for the Rest of the World (Bloomsbury). Together with Juliana Martínez Franzoni, he is the author of The Quest for Universal Social Policy in the South. Actors, Ideas and Architectures (CUP, 2016) and Good Jobs and Social Services: How Costa Rica Achieved the Elusive Double Incorporation (Palgrave McMillan, 2013). He is Associate Editor of Oxford Development Studies and has collaborated with different international institutions like the World Bank, UNDP and the ILO.