Frederico is the World Bank’s Lead Country Economist for Indonesia based in Jakarta. He coordinates the macroeconomic and fiscal analytical work program of the World Bank with the Government of Indonesia. Previously, Frederico was based in New Delhi as the World Bank’s economist for India, and before that in Bangkok, where he covered Malaysia for four years, as well as Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.
Frederico joined the World Bank in 2006 in the Economic Policy and Debt department, where he worked on debt relief for poor countries, capacity building for debt management, and debt sustainability analyses. During that time, Frederico enjoyed working with debt managers in many African countries, including the Central African Republic, Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mozambique and São Tomé e Príncipe.
Prior to joining the World Bank, Frederico worked on emerging market debt with investment bank Bear Stearns in New York, issuing bonds for emerging market governments and companies, and also provided corporate finance advisory services to Latin American and European firms. A native of Brazil, Frederico holds an MA and a PhD in political economy from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and a BA in Economics and International Studies from Yale University.