Stein, Ernesto H. - Economist
Ernesto Stein is Principal Economist at the IDB’s Research Department, which he joined for the first time in 1994. He has also been the Regional Economic Advisor in the Country Department of Belize, Central America, Mexico, Panama and the Dominican Republic at the Inter-American Development Bank. In 2006-07, he was a Growth Fellow at Harvard University’s Center for International Development. He has published seven books and more than 40 articles in edited volumes and specialized journals, including, the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Development Economics, Economic Policy, Economics and Politics, and the American Economic Review (papers and proceedings). His areas of expertise include international trade and integration, foreign direct investment, industrial policies, institutional economics and political economy. On the topic of and industrial policies, he has recently coordinated the IDB’s flagship report “Rethinking Productive Development”. A native of Argentina, he holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.