This book offers a step forward in finding out how the new decentralized institutional arrangements affect local ecomic development. In particular, it analyzes how local governments can use their increasing powers and responsibilities to improve productivity and quality of life in their territories.
Ehtisham Ahmad is head consultant to the Executive Director s Office of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a university professor at the London School of Economics. He has worked as a specialist at the IMF s Fiscal Affairs Department and was special advisor to Pakistan s Ministry of Finance. Mr. Ahmad is an economist and an expert in public finance. Fernanda Almeida is an attorney and has been a member of the World Bank s Subnational Doing Business team since 2006. She has worked at the Inter-American Development Bank and the Organization of American States. Daniela Brandazza is associate director of Standard & Poor s in the public finance area. She holds Master s degrees in international relations, international political economy, Latin American studies, and public affairs. Tim Campbell is the chairman of the board of the Urban Age Institute. Previously he worked for the World Bank where he was head of the World Bank Institute s urban team and head of the Urban Partnership, as well as coordinator for the city development strategies (CDS) program. He is an expert in decentralization and urban development. Maria Fernanda Campo is president of the Bogota Chamber of Commerce. She has worked as vice minister of foreign relations and as a consultant in the financial sector. She led the founding of the Regional Council of Competitiveness for Bogota and Cundinamarca, and created, in association with the Bogota City Hall, Bogota Emprende, an entrepreneurial center, and Invest in Bogota, the city s foreign investment promotion agency. Jaime Castro is a lawyer, university professor, and specialist in political science and public administration. Previously he was the mayor of Bogota, minister of state, senator, and constituent member in Columbia. Roberto Chavez is an architect with broad experience in urban development projects. He has worked as a consultant and lecturer and was lead urban specialist at the World Bank. He was also a professor at Columbia University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Rosa Cobo Mayoral is head of the secretary general s Cabinet for Lands and Biodiversity of the Ministry of the Environment of Spain, and was sub-director general of administration at the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). She is an expert in business science. Rafael de la Cruz is a senior economist in the IDB s Fiscal and Municipal Management Division of the Institutional Capacity and Finance Sector. Previously, he worked as the director general of decentralization in the Venezuelan Presidential Commission to Reform the State and director of the Center for Public Policy at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Administration (IESA). Mr. de la Cruz specializes in subnational public finance, decentralization, and local development. Mercedes Garcia-Escribano works in the IMF s Fiscal Affairs Department. She is an economist and has worked as a fiscal economist on IMF teams in Mexico and Peru. Jose Antonio Gonzalez Anaya is an economist and currently heads the Federal Entity Coordination Unit of the Secretariat of the Treasury and Public Credit. He has also headed the Securities, Insurance, and Pensions Unit at the same organization, and was responsible for macroeconomic analysis in Latin American countries for the World Bank. Victor Manuel Herrera is director of Standard & Poor s in Mexico. He holds a Master s Degree in business administration and has worked in the Corporate Finance Department at Manufacturers Hanover-Chemical Bank. Roberto Lavagna is an economist and the ex-minister of the Ministry of Economy and Production in Argentina. He is a former presidential candidate in Argentina. Salvodar Maluquer I Amoros is an economist and public administrator and was the general manager of Public Administration Budgeting in Catalonia. He was formerly the head of the Technical Board of the Department of Universities, Research, and Social Information, as well as the head of the Programming Area of the Departmen
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Economics: Professional & General
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Carlos Pineda Mannheim, Caroline Poschl, Inter-American Development Bank, Palgrave Macmillan, Rafael De la Cruz