In 2013 the Inter-American Development Bank financed 168 projects for a total of 14 billion dollars. Every day we ask ourselves if our projects are contributing to the well-being of the people in the region. If our projects failed or succeeded or if the information and methods with which we try to measure the gains or losses are rigorous and, of course, accurate. These are … [Read more...] about Do we learn more when we make mistakes?
Arturo J. Galindo
Arturo José Galindo Andrade is a Principal Economist at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington DC. Prior to joining the Research Department in 2021 he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Colombia. Arturo has also been a researcher at Fedesarrollo a Colombian think tank, Chief of the Strategic Planning and Monitoring Division at the IDB, Chief of the Strategic Development Division and Regional Economic Advisor for the Andean Region at the same institution. Previous roles include Chief Economic Advisor of the Banking Association of Colombia, Advisor to the Ministry of Finance, Advisor to the Government of Colombia on Coffee Affairs, Professor of Economics at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, Research Economist at the IDB, and Economist at the Central Bank of Colombia. Arturo holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His academic research includes macroeconomics, monetary policy, financial economics, banking, development banking, public finance, international economics and development economics—fields in which he has published extensively.