This event, hosted by the Economic Policy and Debt (PRMED) unit of the World Bank, will bring together researchers and development practitioners who work in Eduardo Ley's fields of interest. The speakers come from the World Bank, the IMF and academic institutions around the world. They have expertise that ranges from fiscal policy to macroeconomics to issues specific to resource-rich countries.
Eduardo was known for his sense of fun and warm, generous personality, in addition to his talents in applied econometrics. He joined PRMED in 2006 as Lead Economist, coming from the Research Department of the IMF, where his work and research on fiscal and tax policy issues were well-recognized. At the World Bank, Eduardo undertook research and analytical work on fiscal policy in resource-rich countries, fuel subsidies, and fiscal aspects of climate change mitigation and adaptation policies. In all his work in the Bank, Eduardo demonstrated top-notch analytical orientation and clear thinking. He loved to teach as well, as he demonstrated in the well-organized and interesting materials he would prepare and deliver during PRMED fiscal, macro, and growth courses in World Bank client countries.
Born in Zaragoza, Spain, Eduardo earned his Ph.D. in Economics and M.A. in Statistics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He held teaching and research positions in universities in Spain, Poland and the United States, authoring numerous research publications and policy-oriented analytical papers.