Dr Hector Moreno

Dr Hector Moreno

Job title: Research Officer
Email: hector.moreno@qeh.ox.ac.uk
Social Media: @AH2MOR
Website: https://ahectormorenom.wixsite.com/website


Hector is a Research Officer at OPHI. He supports OPHI’s outreach team in building, updating and statistically assessing national multidimensional poverty indices (MPIs) specialising in Asian and Latin-American countries. He recently has undertaken micro-simulation research into multidimensional poverty and the Covid-19 pandemic.

Previously, he served as Research Coordinator for the Human Development Research Office at the UNDP Mexico, and as Under Director of Poverty Methodologies for the Mexican government at CONEVAL. He has also been a consultant for private, public and international institutions. He has taught multiple courses in Statistics at Sciences Po Paris in France and a variety of courses in Economics at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico. He has refereed the Journal of Economic Inequality (Elsevier), the Politicas Públicas Journal (Tec de Monterrey) and the Review of Economics and Statistics (MIT). His research has received multiple awards including the Banamex-Citibank prize in economics, the Tlacaélel prize for economic consulting, and Mexico’s National University’s award for applied research in economics. 


PhD in Economics, Paris School of Economics
Master 2 in Quantitative Economics, Public Policy and Development, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
MSc in Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra/Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
BA in Economics, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City

Research interests

Wealth and income distribution; poverty measurement; economic mobility; development economics. 

Selected publications

Moreno, H. (2020). ‘Income mobility in a changing macroeconomic environment’, OPHI Working Paper 134, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative, University of Oxford.

Bourguignon, F. A. and Moreno M. H. (2020). On synthetic income panels, Paris School of Economics, accessible at HAL archive, halshs-01988068v2.

Moreno, M. H. (2018). Good things come in threes: multigenerational transmission of human capital’. Paris School of Economics Working Papers. Available at RePEc, halshs-01945784.

Moreno M. H., et al. (2013). ‘Natural Disasters, Human Development and Poverty at the Municipal Level in Mexico’, Journal of Development Studies, vol. 49 (3) pp. 442–455.