Country of Affiliation:
Gerardo Esquivel received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard in 1997. He also holds a B.A. in economics from the National University Autonomous of Mexico (UNAM, 1989) and an M.A. in economics from El Colegio de Mexico (1991). He is currently a Professor of Economics at El Colegio de Mexico, where he has been since 1998. Previously, he worked as a Senior Macroeconomics Researcher at the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID). Mr. Esquivel has also been a consultant for the International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program and the Central Bank in Mexico. He has also been a consultant for the Ministry of Social Development and the Ministry of Economy in Mexico and he was Economic Advisor for Mexico City's Secretary of Finance between 2004 and 2005. In 2011, Mr. Esquivel was Tinker Visiting Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy in the University of Chicago. Dr. Esquivel has written extensively on several economic issues and has received numerous distinctions for his research. He was awarded the 2005 National Prize for Research that is given annually by the Mexican Academy of Sciences for the most outstanding scholar in the Social Sciences in Mexico under 40 years of age. In 2008, he was awarded the “Ramón Beteta Quintana” Prize for his research in economics. He lives in Mexico City.