Eduardo Lora
President 2016-2017

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).


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LACEA has established itself as the leading association of economists interested in the problems of economic and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean. For 25 years we have contributed to strengthening ties between the research community and economic decision makers in the region and we have fostered debate and dissemination of better economic and social policies based on economic research. On the occasion of our 25th Anniversary we ask you to donate to make LACEA financially sustainable for the years to come. Please take one minute to donate and join in the celebration of this milestone. Thank you!



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