Professor in the Practice
Director of Teaching in the Global Human Development Program
Gillette is Professor in the Practice and Director of Teaching in the Global Human Development Masters Program. Her current research focuses on the differential outcomes of poverty reduction programs for minority or disadvantaged groups. Originally from Oregon, she grew up in Mexico and Brazil, where she developed an early interest in the issues of poverty and inequality. After completing her undergraduate studies at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service, she served as volunteer teacher and community organizer in the rural village of Nepena, Peru, where she was given the mayor’s award for public service. Driven to better understand the causes and solutions to the complex problems of poor families, she returned to Peru as a Fulbright scholar, and completed a Masters Degree in Latin American Studies and Ph.D in Economics at the University of Cambridge, England. Prior to coming to Georgetown, she worked as a senior staff member at the World Bank, conducting policy research, as well as implementation and evaluation of poverty reduction programs. She has taught at the University of Oregon and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and has won several teaching awards. Her recent work includes the book Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Development (Cambridge University Press, 2012). She and her husband Andrew have three children, with whom they spend their favorite hours. She also enjoys running, swimming, hiking, pottery, and reading fiction.
Areas of Expertise: Poverty, International Development, Vulnerable Groups, Indigenous Peoples, Social Programs, Social Exclusion, Latin America, Sustainable Development & Climate Change.
- Ph.D (1996) University of Cambridge, Economics
- M.Phil (1990) University of Cambridge, Latin American Studies
- BSFS (1984) Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service
- International Business Certificate (1983) Nijenrode Hogeschool
Hall, Gillette and Harry Patrinos (eds). 2012. Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Development. Cambridge University Press. New York and Cambridge.
Hall, Gillette and Harry Patrinos (eds). 2006. Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Human Development in Latin America. Palgrave Macmillan. London.
Journal Articles and Articles in Books
Hall, Gillette and Harry Patrinos. 2005. “Latin America’s Indigenous Peoples”. Finance and Development. December, vol. 42, no. 4. International Monetary Fund. Washington, D.C.
Hall, Gillette and Ana-Maria Arriagada. 2002. “Social Protection: Managing Social Risk in Mexico”. In Giugale, Marcelo, et al (eds). Mexico: A Comprehensive Development Agenda for the New Era. The World Bank. Washington, D.C.
Glewwe, Paul and Gillette Hall. 1998. “Are Some Groups More Vulnerable to Macroeconomic Shocks Than Others?: Hypotheses Tests Using Panel Data from Lima, Peru”. Journal of Development Economics. Volume 56, pp. 181–206.
Hall, Gillette. 1996. “El Bienestar Social en Lima, Perú: Cambios en la Estructura de Acceso y Uso de los Servicios Públicos, 1985-86 a 1990”. In G. Moncada and R. Webb, eds. 1996. Como Estamos? Análisis de la Encuesta de Niveles de Vida. UNICEF/Cuánto, S.A. Lima.
Glewwe, Paul and Gillette Hall. 1994. “Poverty, Inequality and Living Standards in Peru, 1985 1990″. Economic Development and Cultural Change. vol. 42, no. 4 (July), pp. 689-717. University of Chicago Press. Chicago.
Glewwe, Paul and Gillette Hall. 1992. “Unorthodox Adjustment and Poverty in Peru”. Finance and Development. December. International Monetary Fund. Washington, D.C.
World Bank Reports
World Bank. 2006. Caribbean Social Protection Strategy. Human Development, Latin America and the Caribbean Department. Washington, D.C.
World Bank. 2005. Haiti Social Protection Policy Brief. Human Development, Latin America and the Caribbean Department. Washington, D.C.
World Bank. 2005. “Mexico Social Protection Strategy”. In Mexico Poverty Assessment, Vol. II. Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit. Mexico City.
World Bank. 2004. Mexico: Southern States Development Strategy. Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit, Mexico Country Team. Washington, D.C.
Arriagada, Ana-Maria, Castañeda, Tarcisio and Gillette Hall. 2000. Managing Social Risk in Argentina, Human Development Department, Social Protection Group. The World Bank. Washington, D.C.
Glewwe, Paul and Gillette Hall. 1992. Poverty and Inequality During Unorthodox Adjustment: the Case of Peru, 1985 1990. LSMS Working Paper No. 86. The World Bank. Washington, D.C.