Professor Diego Sánchez-Ancochea

Head of the Oxford Department of International Development and Professor of the Political Economy of Development


Professor Sánchez-Ancochea’s research focuses on the costs of income inequality and some of the ways to reduce it.  He is particularly interested in the determinants of universal social policy, particularly in Latin America, as well as public policy more generally.

He collaborates regularly with international institutions like the United Nations Development Program and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.


  • Socio-economic inequality
  • Social policy
  • Latin American politics and economics
  • Developing countries
  • Public policy

Media experience

Professor Sanchez-Ancochea has experience of national and international print and broadcast media (both in English and Spanish), and of briefing journalists.


Spanish, English