Eduardo Lora is a Colombian economist, currently affiliated with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Previously, a former Chief Economist and General Manager of the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (2008-2012) and a former Executive Director of Fedesarrollo, Colombia, one of the most prestigious research centers in Latin America (1991-1996). He is also, a co-editor of Vox.Lacea and has a regular column in the Colombian magazine Dinero. His academic and professional awards include the title of "Distinguished Alumnus" of the London School of Economics, where he obtained his M.Sc. in Economics in 1982. He ranks in the top 6 percent in REPEC’s h-index of academic publications. In addition, he has been the coordinator and main author of several books on development issues, most recently More than Revenue: Taxation as a Development Tool (2013), The State of State Reform in Latin America (2008), and Beyond Facts: Understanding Quality of Life (2008). He is also the author of a textbook of Economic Statistics that is now in its fourth edition (Técnicas de Medición Económica, only in Spanish).