Luisa Palacios is the head of Latin America Macro and Energy Research at Medley Global Advisors. She is also a visiting professor at the Center for Energy Studies at the MBA School of the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración in Caracas, Venezuela. Previously, Palacios was a Latin America macro strategist in the emerging markets research group at Barclays Capital. She was a senior economist for the Japan Bank of International Cooperation, where she focused on Latin American energy and Chinese-Latin American economic relations. Palacios also worked for Société Générale in both Paris and New York as an emerging markets economist focusing on Latin America. Prior to this, she worked as a consultant for the World Bank in the Office of the Chief Economist for Latin America in Washington, DC. Palacios has a master's in international affairs from Columbia University and holds a PhD from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.