Santiago Levy Algazi is Vice President for Sector and Knowledge at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Prior to this appointment in 2008, he served as General Manager and Chief Economist for the IDB Research Department.
Previously, he was General Director at the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico, President of the Federal Competition Commission, and Director of the Economic Deregulation Program at the Ministry of Trade and Industrial Promotion.
Levy holds a Ph.D. in economics and a Master’s in political economy from Boston University where he also taught as Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for Economic Development. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge.
He is widely published, particularly on the topics of poverty reduction, competitiveness, foreign exchange policy, export imbalances, pricing, microeconomics and energy.
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