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Arturo Galindo
ARTURO GALINDO

Arturo José Galindo Andrade is a Principal Economist at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington DC. Prior to joining the Research Department in 2021 he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Colombia. Arturo has also been a researcher at Fedesarrollo a Colombian think tank, Chief of the Strategic Planning and Monitoring Division at the IDB, Chief of the Strategic Development Division and Regional Economic Advisor for the Andean Region at the same institution. Previous roles include Chief Economic Advisor of the Banking Association of Colombia, Advisor to the Ministry of Finance, Advisor to the Government of Colombia on Coffee Affairs, Professor of Economics at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, Research Economist at the IDB, and Economist at the Central Bank of Colombia. Arturo holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

His academic research includes macroeconomics, monetary policy, financial economics, banking, development banking, public finance, international economics and development economics—fields in which he has published extensively.

LATEST OPINION PIECES

Preparing the Macroeconomic Terrain for Renewed Growth

Since 2020, the economies of the world have been hit by a series of severe shocks, most dramatically the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As a result, after growing around 3.9% last year, Latin America and the Caribbean region now faces considerably lower growth projections for 2023, with private forecasters predicting growth […]

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The Universal Factors Behind Inflation in Latin America and the Caribbean

With inflation in Latin America and the Caribbean running at its hottest in two decades, the issue of where that inflation comes from and what the region’s central banks might do differently has taken on great urgency. Our newly released study arrives at a hugely important conclusion: the overwhelming bulk of inflation in the region […]

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Boosting Trade to Alleviate Pressures from the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

When war broke out between Russia and Ukraine at the end of February, businesses and governments in Latin America and the Caribbean worried that the war’s disruptions would cause significant harm to the region’s trade. What now seems clear is that rather than being deeply harmed, Latin America and the Caribbean has a significant opportunity […]

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From Pandemic to Inflation and War: Challenges for Policymakers in Latin America and the Caribbean

After a robust economic recovery last year from the lows of the pandemic, Latin America and the Caribbean faces strong headwinds from potential new coronavirus variants, inflation-fighting efforts in advanced economies, and the war between Russia and Ukraine that could depress world growth and even push the region into recession by 2023.   Riding a […]

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