Joaquin Prieto is a Research Officer at the International Inequalities Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. He has completed his PhD in Social Policy at the LSE. He holds a BA in Industrial Engineering, a MSc in Economy and Environmental Management and post-graduate studies in Sociology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He was Vice-Director of the TECHO Foundation (2002-2003) and advisor to the Executive Directorate of the National Television Channel of Chile between 2004 and 2011. He founded and directed the Social Observatory at Universidad Alberto Hurtado between 2005 and 2012. Since 2012 has worked as researcher and consultant for international agencies at the OECD, IDB, Rand Corporation and Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. His current research interests are economic and social well-being measures, inequality and income mobility, quality of employment and labour mobility, geography of opportunity and spatial analysis, and applied micro-econometrics and social policies.
Academic publications include "The Political Economy of Unemployment Insurance based on Individual Savings Accounts: Lessons for other Developing Countries from Chile" by Sehnbruch, K., Carranza, R., & Prieto, J. (2018) – Development and Change.