Chief Economist at Kuwait China Investment Company. Previously, he was a Senior Economist at the World Bank, a Research Associate at Harvard University, and an economist at the Inter-American Development Bank. His main interests include macroeconomics, fiscal policy, public finance, investment, welfare theory, and development. He has published articles and books.
In 2003, he published "What do you mean?", a book on efficiency and equity in social services delivery, by IADB/The Johns Hopkins University Press. In 2007, he co-authored The World Bank, a book in Italian by Il Mulino. In 2008, he co-authored Reshaping Economic Geography in East Asia, a book by The World Bank.
Main working papers include:
1) "Rising growth, declining investment : the puzzle of the Philippines". English (World Bank Working Paper Series);
2) "Reaching the millennium development goals : Mauritania should care". English (World Bank Working Paper Series);
3) "NHA in Latin America and Caribbean. Concepts, Results and Policy Uses". English and Spanish (IADB/INDES Working Paper Series); and
4) "Mind the Gap. Suggestions on How to Bridge Gender Gaps in Developing Regions". English and Spanish (IADB/INDES Working Paper Series).