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Augusto de la Torre is a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Global Economy and Development program. He is an economist with a special focus on Latin America. He left the World Bank at the end of 2016, after 20 years of service in various senior roles, including as Chief Economist for Latin America and Head of the Global Financial Systems Department. He now works internationally as a freelance senior consultant and adjunct professor at Columbia University. Prior to his World Bank career, he served as the Governor of the Central Bank of Ecuador (1993-1996) and as a senior economist for the International Monetary Fund (1986-1992).

Augusto de la Torre has published extensively on a broad range of macroeconomic and development topics, and is an active participant in Latin America-related policy forums. He was chosen by Euromoney Magazine as the “Best Latin Central Banker” in 1996.

He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Notre Dame and holds a Licenciatura in Philosophy from the Catholic University of Ecuador.

Augusto de la Torre is a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Global Economy and Development program. He is an economist with a special focus on Latin America. He left the World Bank at the end of 2016, after 20 years of service in various senior roles, including as Chief Economist for Latin America and Head of the Global Financial Systems Department. He now works internationally as a freelance senior consultant and adjunct professor at Columbia University. Prior to his World Bank career, he served as the Governor of the Central Bank of Ecuador (1993-1996) and as a senior economist for the International Monetary Fund (1986-1992).

Augusto de la Torre has published extensively on a broad range of macroeconomic and development topics, and is an active participant in Latin America-related policy forums. He was chosen by Euromoney Magazine as the “Best Latin Central Banker” in 1996.

He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Notre Dame and holds a Licenciatura in Philosophy from the Catholic University of Ecuador.

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