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Antoni Estevadeordal

Antoni Estevadeordal

Antoni Estevadeordal is the Manager of the Integration and Trade Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). A Spanish citizen, he has expertise in trade policy, economic integration and regional cooperation policies in Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Europe. Since joining the Bank in 1993, he has contributed to multiple Bank strategies and operations, in particular in the design of new programming instruments and financial products to support trade development and regional integration initiatives. He was responsible for IDB technical assistance to the FTAA process from 1995 to 2000. He has coordinated the Bank’s policy research program on trade and integration issues as well as several joint initiatives with the WTO, WCO, ADB, EU, OAS and UN agencies, among others. Before joining the IDB he taught at the University of Barcelona and Harvard University. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Barcelona.
Antoni Estevadeordal

Valeria Faggioni

Valeria Faggioni is a Research Fellow at the Trade and Integration Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank. Valeria received her MSc in Economics from London School of Economics and Political Science and BS in Economics and Finance from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores Monterrey.Valeria is interested in International Economics, Development, and Labor Economics topics.

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    Santiago Chelala

    Santiago Chelala

    PhD in Economics from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, he was a Fulbright postdoctoral visiting scholar at Columbia University (New York), visiting scholar at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) and at Lumière University (Lyon), professor at the Institute of the National Foreign Service (ISEN), and journalist at El Cronista Comercial. He has published articles in academic journals in Italy, Spain, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Chile. He is the author of the books Structural Inflation and External Adjustment, The Age of Inflation and the Evasion Economy. He is also the editor of the Integration & Trade Journal, published by IDB-INTAL.
    Santiago Chelala
    Sandra Corcuera-Santamaria

    Sandra Corcuera-Santamaria

    Sandra Corcuera-Santamaria is a customs and trade specialist with the Inter-American Development Bank, in Washington DC. She is responsible for preparing and managing customs reforms projects and trade and integration initiatives in Latin American and Caribbean, including the Authorized Economic Operator program and several coordinated border management programs. She works closely with senior customs and border agency officials, international technical organizations, as the WCO, and other bilateral and multilateral customs experts in the donor community, as the IMF and WB. Before joining the IDB, Sandra was a technical advisor to the Economic and Commercial Counselor in the Embassy of Spain in DC, and project coordinator for the consulting firm European Development Projects in Brussels, Belgium. She holds a Master Degree in Public Administration from Katholiek Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium, and a Master in Political Science from the Complutense University in Madrid, Spain.
    Sandra Corcuera-Santamaria

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    Paolo Giordano

    Paolo Giordano

    Paolo Giordano is the Principal Economist of the Trade and Integration Sector of the IDB, Coordinator of the Policy Dialogue area. In this capacity he lead the preparation of the new corporate strategy on global and regional integration, conducts policy-oriented research programs, coordinates regional policy dialogues, and develops new programming and operational instruments. An Italian citizen, he holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris - Sciences Po, a Master of Arts from the Bocconi University, and completed his education at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
    Paolo Giordano
    Martha Denisse Pierola

    Martha Denisse Pierola

    Martha Denisse Pierola is a Senior Economist in the Integration and Trade Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). She has published several papers on export growth and exporter dynamics and co-created the Exporter Dynamics Database –the first-ever global database on exporter growth and dynamics, based on firm-level export data. Her current research studies the origin of large exporters and their contribution to export growth and diversification; and the impact of China's rise on productivity in the manufacturing sector in Latin America. She has worked on issues related to regionalism, trade costs and trade and productivity. Before joining the IDB, she worked as an economist for the World Bank, the Peruvian Government (INDECOPI) and also consulted for the private sector and other international organizations. She has a PhD in economics from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland and a Master of International Law and Economics from the World Trade Institute in Bern, Switzerland.
    Martha Denisse Pierola

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    Mauricio Mesquita

    Mauricio Mesquita

    Mauricio Mesquita Moreira es Economista Jefe y Coordinador de Investigación del Sector de Integración y Comercio del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) y Doctor en Economía (PhD) por la University College London. Antes de entrar al BID, el Señor Mesquita Moreira trabajó en el Departamento de Investigación del Banco Nacional de Desarrollo de Brasil (BNDES) y dictó clases en la Universidad Federal de Río de Janeiro, Brasil. Es el autor principal de varios estudios entre los que se encuentran: Muy lejos para exportar. Los costos internos de transporte y las disparidades en las exportaciones regionales en América Latina y el Caribe. BID, 2013; Construyendo el futuro de la relación entre Asia y el Pacífico y América Latina y el Caribe. BID and ADB, 2012; Ten Years After the Take-off. Taking Stock of China-Latin America and the Caribbean Economic Relations. BID, 2010; India: Oportunidades y desafíos para América Latina? IDB, 2010; Unclogging Arteries: A Report on the Impact of Transport Costs on Latin American Trade. IDB and Harvard University Press 2008.
    Mauricio Mesquita
    Juan Blyde

    Juan Blyde

    Juan S. Blyde is currently a Lead Economist at the Trade and Integration Sector of the Inter-American Development Bank. Juan’s areas of research have been on trade and firm productivity, trade and transport costs, and international value chains. Juan received his PhD in economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BS in economics from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Venezuela). Prior to the IDB he worked as an economist at the Congressional Economic and Financial Advisory Office of Venezuela. Juan’s research has been published in various academic journals such as Journal of International Economics, Review of International Economics, International Economic Journal and Review of World Economics, among others.
    Juan Blyde
    Joaquim Tres

    Joaquim Tres

    Joaquim Tres is a Principal Specialist of the Integration & Trade Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and coordinates the Regional Integration Instruments Group. He leads South-South Cooperation (SSC) Initiatives, including the Regional Public Goods Program and SSC with Asia, the integration funds and the Trade & Integration Capacity Building Program. Joaquim co-authors the IDB’s Integration Strategy and has worked in economic development and trade for over 20 years, including research, policy-making and management. Earlier, he worked on UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Report and at the Spanish Development Cooperation Agency (AECID) in Peru, Mexico, Bolivia, Guatemala and Belize. He is an MPhil graduate from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Sussex (UK), where he has served as a trustee.
    Joaquim Tres
    Julia Muir

    Julia Muir

    Julia Muir has worked as a consultant for the Integration and Trade Sector of the IDB since July 2013. She concentrates on issues related to trade promotion and investment attraction in Latin America, with a focus on Asia-Latin America relations, bilateral and regional trade and investment agreements, and the new dynamics of the global trade architecture. Prior to joining the IDB, Julia worked as a research analyst at the Peterson Institute for International Economics where she conducted research and wrote about Asia-Pacific trade relations and economic integration, U.S. economic policy, and the future of the world trade agenda. She holds an undergraduate degree from McGill University and a Masters of Economics from the University of Sydney.
    Julia Muir
    Jeremy T. Harris

    Jeremy T. Harris

    Jeremy Harris has worked at the IDB for 20 years, serving as an Economist and Integration and Trade Specialist since 2009. At the IDB, he has participated in supporting several trade negotiation processes within Latin America, including the FTAA and the DR-CAFTA, with an emphasis on rules of origin and market access. He also has helped design and develop several databases and information systems focused on market access, and has written on preferential trade agreements and their systemic effects on regional and global trade. Outside the Bank, he has worked as a consultant for the UN-ECLAC, the CARICOM Secretariat, the U.K.’s Department for International Development (DFID), and the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ). He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland.
    Jeremy T. Harris
    Ignacio Manuel Estevez

    Ignacio Manuel Estevez

    Economista del Instituto para la Integración de América Latina y el Caribe (INTAL) del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID). Licenciado en Economía de la Universidad Argentina de la Empresa, cursó estudios de Maestría en Economía de la Universidad del CEMA. Especialista en política y planificación de transporte de la Universidad de San Martín. Trabaja en el INTAL desde 1995 y hace 7 años que brinda apoyo técnico y operativo a COSIPLAN-IIRSA. Es autor de trabajos y artículos sobre integración física en América del Sur.
    Ignacio Manuel Estevez

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    Gustavo Beliz

    Gustavo Beliz

    Director del Instituto para la Integración de América Latina y el Caribe (INTAL) del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID). En Argentina fue Ministro del Interior, Ministro de Justicia, Seguridad y Derechos Humanos, Presidente del Instituto Nacional de la Administración Pública, Secretario de la Función Pública y Diputado de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, entre otros cargos relevantes. Es abogado (Universidad de Buenos Aires) y cursó estudios de posgrado en la London School of Economics (LSE).
    Gustavo Beliz
    Esperanza Garrido

    Esperanza Garrido

    Actualmente Esperanza se desempeña como consultora del Sector de Integración y Comercio del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, y forma parte del equipo a cargo de la coordinación de ConnectAmericas.com. Antes de trabajar en el BID, Esperanza se desempeñó como Subdirectora de Promoción Nacional en ProMéxico (Agencia Federal Mexicana dedicada al fomento de las Exportaciones y Atracción de Inversión Extranjera) y como Promotora Estatal de la misma Organización en el Estado de Querétaro, México. Esperanza es Licenciada en Comercio Internacional por el Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Querétaro.
    Esperanza Garrido
    Camila Viegas-Lee

    Camila Viegas-Lee

    Camila Viegas-Lee is the Senior Communications Coordinator of the Integration and Trade Sector at the IDB. She focuses in the development of communication strategies and dissemination of the sector’s main knowledge products, including for the press, social media and content marketing. Previously, she coordinated special editions of the Wall Street Journal Americas and advised as communications officer for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). As a journalist she worked for GloboNews and Globo International, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), O Estado de S. Paulo, Folha de S. Paulo, and Valor Economico, among others. She holds a masters degree in Cultural Reporting and Criticism from New York University.
    Camila Viegas-Lee

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    Alejandra Radl

    Alejandra Radl

    Especialista en Integración y Comercio del Instituto para la Integración de América Latina y el Caribe (INTAL) del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID). Licenciada en Relaciones Internacionales de la Universidad del Salvador, Argentina. Experta en procesos de planificación territorial de infraestructura regional. Trabaja en el INTAL desde 1998 y hace 15 años que brinda apoyo técnico y operativo a COSIPLAN-IIRSA. Se desempeñó como consultora para organismos internacionales como BID y CAF y es autora de trabajos y artículos sobre integración física en América del Sur.
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