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IDB announces appointment of two senior officials

The Inter-American Development Bank today announced the appointment of Guillermo Calvo as chief economist and head of the Research Department and Carlos M. Jarque as manager of the Sustainable Development Department.

Calvo, an Argentine citizen, is currently director of the University of Maryland’s Center for International Economics and a distinguished professor on the faculty. His appointment as chief economist and manager of the Research Department takes effect June 1, 2001. He is presently serving as a consultant on a temporary basis until May 31 with the title of principal advisor.

Jarque, a Mexican citizen, held the posts of Social Development Secretary and secretary of Mexico’s National Development Plan in the administration of President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León, and he has also worked in several international organizations. His appointment was effective Jan. 16.

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