Andres Solimano

Andrés Solimano, a Chilean-Italian national, holds a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is currently Regional Advisor at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. He was at the World Bank in Washington DC for 10 years where he held positions of Director, Country Management Department, for Andean Countries (Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela) and Economic Advisor, Macroeconomics and Growth Division, Economics Research Group.   Mr. Solimano was also Executive Director for Chile and Ecuador at the Boards of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC), and Representative of Chile at the Donors Committee of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) in Washington, D.C. Mr. Solimano was the Chairman of the Programming Committee of the Board of Executive Directors of the IDB.

Mario Gutierrez

Dr. Gutierrez holds a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Chicago, US. He has more than 30 years of professional experience working with developing and poor countries. He works as consultant for the World Bank and as macro fiscal expert for the International Monetary Fund in Africa and Latin America. He was macro fiscal advisor for the IMF for East Africa. He worked for the Institute of International Finance and International Monetary Fund in Washington DC, and the Central Bank of Chile. He has taught developing economics at Georgetown University and George Washington University in Washington DC, and Sciences-Po and American University in Paris. He has written research on developing countries for the World Bank and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. He was born in Chile. He speaks Spanish, English, and French.

Paul Beckerman

I provide consulting services in macroeconomic and financial analysis, including projection, policy planning, and institutional development for financial programming.  Since the early 1980s, I have worked on stabilization policy and financial development in Latin America, Africa, India, and Southeast Asia.  I have been an independent consultant since 2001.  I was a staff economist at the World Bank (1988-2001) and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (1985-1988).

Yevgeny Kuznetsov

Dr. Yevgeny Kuznetsov is Senior Research Fellow, Migration Policy Institute (a global think tank in Washington, DC) and a senior innovation consultant, World Bank. Fluent in English, Russian and Spanish, he has been working on innovation, growth and talent mobility for 17 years as a Senior Economist in the World Bank which he joined in 1995 from Brookings Institution. He has acquired a unique perspective on reforms which blends insights of a practitioner (design of technology and innovation projects in more than 30 countries, with focus on BRICS ) and a scholar (more than 30 articles and books on innovation and knowledge-based growth).

He is an architect, editor and a key author of OECD-World Bank (2014) book Making Innovation Policy Work – Learning from Experimentation which puts forward an experimental Schumpeterian perspective on innovation policy and institutions. In recent years, he also focused on diasporas of highly skilled as change agents to promote institutional development in home countries and has published two books on that issue.

His recent book (2013) How Can Talent Abroad Induce Development at Home? Towards a Pragmatic Diaspora Agenda brings together innovation and international migration perspectives on development.

Graciana del Castillo

Graciana del Castillo is Senior Fellow at the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY); a co-founding partner (with Mario Blejer) of the Macroeconomics Advisory Group (MAG); a member of several boards and advisory boards; and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. With a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University, she was Senior Research Scholar, Associate Director of the Center on Capitalism and Society, and Adjunct Professor of Economics there for many years. She is the author of Rebuilding War-Torn States: The Challenge of Post-Conflict Economic Reconstruction (Oxford University Press, 2008) and Guilty Party: The International Community in Afghanistan (XLibris, 2nd edition, 2016). Her articles have appeared in top economic and political journals and in over seventy newspapers worldwide.

Manuel Riesco

Manuel Riesco es vicepresidente del Centro de Estudios Nacionales de Desarrollo Alternativo, CENDA, Santiago. Es también miembro del directorio de la Universidad de Valparaíso y ARCIS, y de la Fundación para la Superación de la Pobreza, ambas en Santiago. Ha sido invitado a formar parte del International Advisory Board of the BK21 Programme of the Graduate School of Public Administration(GSPA), Seoul National University. Ha sido Coordinador Externo de Investigación del Instituto de Investigaciones de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo Social, UNRISD (2003-2007) y Director de la Escuela de Ingeniería Comercial de la Universidad ARCIS, Santiago (2000-2003). Ha trabajado como consultor para el PNUD (2002-2003) y para el Gobierno de Chile, para el cual integró el Consejo Asesor Presidencial para la Calidad de la Educación (2006). Es experto en políticas públicas y sociales, especialmente aquellas relacionadas con pensiones, educación, recursos naturales e integración latinoamericana, con publicaciones y participación en foros de significación, tanto nacionales como internacionales. También dicta varios cursos universitarios en Chile.

Jean-Marc Coicaud

Jean-Marc Coicaud joined Rutgers University in the fall of 2011. He is Professor of Law and Global Affairs. He is also a Global Ethics Fellow with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.  In 2015 Dr. Coicaud was elected a member to the European Academy of Arts and Sciences (Academia Europaea).

Diego Avanzini

Professor at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and Universidad Alberto Hurtado (Chile). Research fellow at the Information Economy Project, Clemson University and George Mason University. He has acted as a consultant for several national and international organizations, and as professor at the Catholic University of Chile, visiting scholar and visiting professor at George Mason University.
Holding a Ph.D. in Economics from the Catholic University of Chile, he was senior economist and head of the Microdata Unit at the Central Bank of Chile, head of the Economics and Labor Market Area (FLACSO-Chile), researcher at the Information Economy Project (School of Law, George Mason University), and assistant researcher at the Economic Development Department (ECLAC-Chile).
He has mostly oriented his research to quantitative and applied economics and their links to public policy, with applications to growth economics, talent mobility, entrepreneurship, industrial organization, financial literacy, fiscal behavior in developing countries (Latin America and Africa).