Santiago Levy, “Growth and Productivity in Mexico”

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November 16, 2015 by cfmsc

You can now watch online Santiago Levy’s lecture as part of our Mexican Monday cycle.

Santiago Levy is the Vice-President for Sectors and Knowledge at the Inter-American Development Bank, and previously Chief Economist. He was General Director at the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) from December 2000 to October 2005. From 1994 to 2000, Levy served as the Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico, becoming the main architect of the renowned social program Progresa-Oportunidades that benefits the poor. He has advised several governments and international organizations and has held several teaching positions. He holds numerous publications, and his most recent books are No Growth without Equity? Inequality, Interests and Competition in Mexico (edited with Michael Walton), Palgrave-Macmillan and the World Bank, 2009; Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes: Social Policy, Informality, and Economic Growth in Mexico, Brookings Institution Press, 2008. Levy holds a Ph.D. in economics and a Masters in Political economy from Boston University. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Cambridge University.

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