Regional Economic Advisor
Inter-American Development Bank
Osmel Manzano is Regional Economic Advisor for the Country Department for the Andean Countries. He is responsible for the economic work and macroeconomic monitoring of the IADB in the Andean region. He has been working on the development challenges in the region, with emphasis on natural resources, energy, growth and productivity. He is the authored different publications on these subjects. Previously he was the Regional Economic Advisor for the Country Department for Belize, Central America, Haiti, Mexico, Panama and Dominican Republic.
In addition, he is Adjunct Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy in Georgetown University and IESA Business School (in Venezuela). Before joining the IADB, he was Assistant Director, and Coordinator of the Research Program at the Andean Development Corporation (CAF). He was also Visiting Adjunct Professor at George Washington University and Adjunct Professor at Universidad Catolica Andres Bello and has been invited to teach at different Latin American universities. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government of the John F. Kennedy School of Government (Harvard University). He holds a Ph.D. Degree in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.