Luis F. López-Calva is the co-Director of the World Development Report 2017. He was previously Lead Economist and Regional Poverty Advisor in the Europe and Central Asia Region at The World Bank. Until 2013, he was Lead Economist at the Poverty, Equity and Gender Unit in the Latin America and Caribbean PREM Directorate, also at The World Bank. He served as Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean at UNDP from 2007 to 2010. Association and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. López-Calva holds a Masters Degree in Economics from Boston University, and a Masters and a PhD in Economics from Cornell University. His publications and research interests focus on labor markets, poverty and inequality, institutions and development economics.