Laura Recuero Virto

Economist, Development Centre, OECD

Laura Recuero Virto joined the OECD Development Centre in 2008, having previously worked for OECD’s Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, Télécom ParisTech, World Bank Institute, Nortel Networks, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales and European Space Agency. Laura contributes to the African Economic Outlook, covering recent developments in macroeconomic and structural issues and participating in forecasting.

She is regularly invited as referee in events on infrastructure and has media appearances in Le Monde, Financial Times, Les Afriques, RFI, amongst others. She recently contributed to ministerial meetings on infrastructure (African Union, OECD-NEPAD). She is currently in charge of a project on higher education in Iberoamerica. Laura mainstreams the environmental dimension in her different contributions and gives courses regularly on environmental economics. She holds a B.A. degree on telecommunications engineering, an MBA on international trade (Polytechnic University of Madrid) and a PhD in economics (Toulouse School of Economics).

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  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey