Pedro Torres-Lopez

Pedro Torres-Lopez

PhD candidate

Department of Social Policy

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Key Expertise
Inequalities, Social mobility, Welfare analysis, Machine learning

About me

Research topic:

The Intergenerational Transmission of Inequalities


Pedro holds a BSc in Economics from the Universidad Iberoamericana and an MSc in Applied Social Data Science from the London School of Economics. His PhD focuses on inequalities, with a particular emphasis on the intergenerational transmission of inequalities. 

Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked as a financial and operational risk analyst at the Central Bank of Mexico and as a research associate at the Universidad Iberoamericana. During this time, he developed a particular interest in the situation of the indigenous population in the Mexican labour market and in models and the use of machine learning in the social sciences. 


Research interests:

His current research focuses on methodological aspects of analysing the intergenerational transmission of inequalities, particularly through the use of machine learning. In addition, he has focused on the analysis of inequalities and their impact on the Mexican population.


Supervisors: Professor Stephen Jenkins and Professor Francisco H. G. Ferreira.

Expertise Details

Inequalities; Social mobility; Inequality of opportunity; Social policy; Labour economics; Welfare analysis; Machine learning