International speaker. Senior Advisor in the Development Economics, vice-presidency of the World Bank Group.
Between 2011 and 2017 Augusto Lopez-Claros was the Director of the Global Indicators Group, the department responsible for the Banks Doing Business report and other international benchmarking studies. Previously he was Chief Economist and Director of the Global Competitiveness Program at the World Economic Forum in Geneva, where he was also the Editor of the Global Competitiveness Report, the Forums flagship publication, as well as a number of regional economic reports.
Before joining the Forum he worked for several years in the financial sector in London, with a special focus on emerging markets. He was the International Monetary Funds Resident Representative in the Russian Federation during the 1990s.
Lopez-Claros was educated in England and the United States, receiving a diploma in Mathematical Statistics from Cambridge University and a PhD in Economics from Duke University.
He is a much-sought- after international speaker, having lectured in the last several years at some of the worlds leading universities and think tanks.
In 2007 he was a coeditor of The International Monetary System, the IMF, and the G-20: A Great Transformation in the Making? and The Humanitarian Response Index: Measuring Commitment to Best Practice, both published by Palgrave. He was the editor of The Innovation for Development Report 20092010: Strengthening Innovation for the Prosperity of Nations, published by Palgrave in November 2009. More recent publications include: Removing Impediments to Sustainable Economic Development: The Case of Corruption (2015) and Fiscal Challenges After the Global Financial Crisis: A Survey of Key Issues (2014).
Augusto does tailor made presentations, at the request of the hosts.