Joaquín Prieto joined the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science as a Research Officer in 2020 after completing his PhD in Social Policy also at LSE. His research focuses on exploring and expanding measures of progress and well-being to design better policies that could lead emerging countries towards more inclusive and sustainable development.
His work focuses on three lines of research aimed at developing new economic and social well-being measures. These research lines are: i) forward-looking measures such as vulnerability to poverty and economic insecurity; ii) spatial measures of inequality, such as the geography of opportunity; iii) labour market development measures such as quality of employment. The latter is part of the British Academy project: "Measuring the Quality of Employment (QoE) in Middle-Income Countries".
Joaquín holds a BA in Industrial Engineering, an MSc in Economy and Environmental Management and post-graduate studies in Sociology from Universidad Católica in Chile. Before joining LSE International Inequalities Institute, he founded and directed the Social Observatory at Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Chile and worked as a researcher and consultant for international agencies at the OECD, IDB, Rand Corporation and Lincoln Institute Land Policy.
Academic publications include:
Prieto, J. (2022). A Multidimensional Approach to Measuring Economic Insecurity: The case of Chile. Social Indicators Research. Forthcoming.
Prieto, J. (2022). Poverty Traps and Affluence Shields: Modelling the Persistence of Income Position in Chile. In S. Bandyopadhyay (Ed.), Research on Economic Inequality: Poverty, Inequality and Shocks (pp. 169–207). Emerald Publishing Limited.
Brain, I., & Prieto, J. (2021). Understanding changes in the geography of opportunity over time: The case of Santiago, Chile. Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning, 114, 103186.
Sehnbruch, K., Carranza, R., & Prieto, J. (2019). The Political Economy of Unemployment Insurance based on Individual Savings Accounts: Lessons from Chile. Development and Change, 50, 948–975.
Maldonado, L., Prieto, J., & Feres, J. C. (2019). The working poor in Chile during the period 1990–2013. In H. Lohmann & I. Marx (Eds.), Handbook on In-Work Poverty. Edward Elgar Publishing.