Santiago Levy Algazi, PhD

Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association

Santiago Levy Algazi, PhD

Santiago Levy Algazi is President of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association. He is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in the U.S., a Research Fellow at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics in Germany, and a Member of the Trilateral Commission in Mexico. He is a Board Member at the Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics in Montevideo, Uruguay, and a Board Member at the Institute for New Structural Economics, Peking University in China.

 Prior to his current roles, Santiago worked for 10 years as the Vice President for Sectors and Knowledge at the Inter-American Development Bank, where he was directly responsible for directing and supervising research and analytical work for all sector departments in the bank. He also previously worked as General Director at the Mexican Social Security Institute, Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, and President of the Federal Competition Commission in Mexico.

 Santiago has a bachelor’s degree in Economics (Magna Cum Laude), a master’s degree in Political Economy, and a PhD in Economics (Honorary Mention) from Boston University. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Cambridge University.