Yira  Mascaró

Yira Mascaró

Practice Manager, Finance Competitiveness and Innovation for Latin America and Caribbean Region

Yira Mascaró is a World Bank Practice Manager for the Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region. From 2016- end 2020, she was the manager of the global team leading on financial stability and integrity, which engages with standard setters and the IMF. She works with policymakers and partners (e.g., IMF, IADB) to help countries build stable, efficient, and inclusive financial systems and a stronger private sector that can leverage economic growth and job creation. She is a macrofinancial economist with experience across LAC, Africa, and Europe and Central Asia. Yira received her Ph.D. and Masters’ degrees from the Ohio State University, focusing on economics, development economics and the role of the financial sector, and got her Licenciate degree in economics from the PUCMM in the Dominican Republic, her home country, focusing on international trade