Leonardo Garrido

Independent Research Consultant

Leonardo Garrido is an Independent Research Consultant for the World Bank and other development organizations. Leonardo’s main research interests include the dynamics of poverty, inequality and growth; the application of heterodox approaches for understanding complex socio-economic phenomena; and the analysis of constraints to policy making in the developing world. At the empirical level, he has gained expertise developing and applying methods and tools for growth analytics and diagnostics; for productivity, competitiveness and economic diversification analysis; and for poverty and inequality analysis.

As representative of multilateral and bilateral development organizations, he has led several projects supporting economic policy and planning across countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. Leonardo is an Economist, graduated from Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, in Caracas, Venezuela. He obtained a Certificate in International Taxation from Harvard Law School; and a Master degree in Public Administration, from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he specialised in both macroeconomic and microeconomic analysis. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife and two sons.

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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