Augusto de la Torre

Director, Economics Research Center, Universidad de las Américas, Ecuador

Augusto de la Torre was recently the World Bank’s Chief Economist for Latin American and the Caribbean. Before his appointment as the region’s chief economist, 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’s published extensively on a broad range of macroeconomic and financial development topics. Prior to joining the Bank, he was president of Ecuador’s Central Bank and an International Monetary Fund economist, as well as the IMF’s Resident Representative in Venezuela (1991–1992).