Executive Committee Member 2012-2015
Eduardo Lora is the Interim Chief Economist and General Manager of the Research Department at the IDB. He received a Masters in Economics (M.Sc) from the London School of Economics in 1982 and was a visiting scholar at Oxford University in 1989. Before joining the Bank in 1996 he spent five years as Executive Director of Fedesarrollo, one of the most prestigious research centers in Latin America. He has written several text books including Técnicas de Medición Económica (Techniques of Economic Measurement), which is now in its fourth edition and has been reprinted 12 times. He has been the editor of a dozen books on political economy and social issues, including The State of State Reform in Latin America. He has also coordinated several editions of the IDB’s flagship publication: Latin America After a Decade of Reforms (1997), Facing up to Inequality in Latin America (1998/9), Development Beyond Economics (2000), Competitiveness: The Business of Growth (2001) and Beyond Facts: Understanding Quality of Life. He is a regular columnist for the magazine “Dinero” and has published numerous articles in specialized academic journals. He has received various academic and professional awards, including the title of Distinguished Alumnus of the London School of Economics.