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The Chief Economist's Office provides guidance on strategic priorities and technical quality of economic analysis in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Region.

This mission is accomplished through:

blue arrowAdvising on country and sectoral strategies
blue arrowQuality enhancement of economic justification and analysis in adjustment and investment lending
blue arrowEnsuring relevance, coherence and quality of non-lending services
blue arrowDeveloping and disseminating Regional Economic Studies
blue arrowServing as principal Regional spokesperson inside and outside the Bank on strategic and economic issues facing the region

Core Team



Augusto de la Torre, Regional Chief Economist



Tatiana Didier, Senior Economist


Daniel Lederman, Deputy Chief Economist




Samuel Pienknagura, Research Economist


Julián Messina, Senior Economist



Guillermo Beylis, Research Economist


Laura Chioda, Senior Economist




Jaime de Piniés, Sr. Consultant



Maria Marta Ferreyra, Senior Economist



Administrative Assistants



Ruth Delgado Flynn, Senior Program Assistant



Jackie Larrabure, Program Assistant


Research Assistants



Emmanuel Chavez, Research Assistant



Magali Pinat, Research Assistant


Luis Diego Rojas Alvarado, Research Assistant




Martin Sasson, Research Assistant


Joaquín Urrego, Research Assistant


Juan Pablo Uribe, Research Assistant



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