The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has been wreaking havoc throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) since the first quarter of the year has had a major impact not just on people’s health but also on public finances in every country, both at national and at subnational level. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the region’s real gross domestic … [Read more...] about Four Reform Opportunities to Strengthen Subnational Finances in the Post-pandemic Era
Andrés Muñoz is an economist from the Universidad de los Andes and holds a master's degree and a doctorate in Public Administration from New York University (NYU). He currently works as a Senior Fiscal Specialist in the IDB's Fiscal Management Division, and in the past he served as a researcher and teaching assistant in public finance and democratic governance at NYU, and as a consultant to the United Nations Development Program ( UNDP) and the Bogotá District Finance Secretariat. His areas of expertise include decentralization, local public finance, and financing urban development. He has experience in the design and execution of fiscal and urban development projects in various Latin American countries, and has conducted research on fiscal decentralization, property taxation, equalization transfers, and sub-national capital markets in this region.