Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean
Latin America & Caribbean
Augusto de la Torre, is the Chief Economist for Latin American and the Caribbean.
Before his appointment as the region’s Chief Economist, Augusto de la Torre was a Senior Advisor responsible for financial matters in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Since joining the Bank in October 1997, he has published extensively on a broad range of macroeconomic and financial development topics.
Prior to joining the Bank, Augusto was President of Ecuador’s Central Bank and an International Monetary Fund Economist, including the IMF’s Resident Representative in Venezuela (1991-1992).
He earned his M.A. and Ph.D in Economics from the University of Notre Dame and holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from the Catholic University of Ecuador.
Emerging issues in financial development : lessons from Latin America
Latin America's deceleration and the exchange rate buffer
Toward a conceptual framework for the knowledge bank
The foundations of macroprudential regulation : a conceptual roadmap
The rhyme and reason for macroprudential policy : four guideposts to find your bearings : The rhyme and reason for macroprudential policy : four guideposts to find your bearings
Financial Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Road Ahead
Dec 13, 2011
Natural resources can fuel long-term prosperity in Latin America
Sep 15, 2010
Is commodity dependence curse or blessing?
Sep 10, 2010
World Bank: Latin America and Caribbean
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