Katja Hujo is Senior Research Coordinator in the Social Policy and Development Programme of UNRISD and member of the Institute’s Senior Management Group. She is coordinator and lead author of the latest UNRISD flagship report “Policy Innovations for Transformative Change – Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” and coordinated the international conference on “Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization”.
Katja is a development economist and social policy expert. She studied economics and political science at Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen, Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) and National University of Córdoba, Argentina, and holds a doctoral degree in economics from FUB. Much of her research is at the interface of economics and politics, for example her research on the political economy of pension reforms, on social protection and poverty reduction, on social development challenges in mineral-dependent contexts, on South-South migration and social policy, and more recently, on the politics of domestic resource mobilization.
Katja has published numerous papers and articles, 1 monograph, 7 edited volumes, and 3 special journal issues, the most recent one with the International Social Security Review on “The Human Right to Social Security” (October-December 2017, Vol. 70, Issue 4).