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Luis Miguel Castilla Rubio

Manager, Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness


Luis Miguel Castilla Rubio is the Manager of the Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C. 

Prior to joining the Bank in January 2017, he was a visiting scholar at MIT’s Center of International Studies in Cambridge, MA, and a non-resident senior fellow at the Adrienne Arsht Latin American Center of the Atlantic Council, in Washington, DC. Dr. Castilla served as Peru’s ambassador to the United States in 2015-2016, and before that was Minister of Economy and Finance from 2011-2014. Previously, he was the chief economist for CAF-Latin America Development Bank and worked at the World Bank. 

A Peruvian citizen, Dr. Castilla holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. in Economics from McGill University. He is the author of numerous papers and book chapters on subjects including international trade, productivity, development strategies and competitiveness, and U.S.-Latin America relations.

January 2017