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José Juan Ruiz Gómez

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José Juan Ruiz Gómez
José Juan Ruiz Gómez, a Spanish citizen, is the Chief Economist and Manager of the Research Department at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Prior to joining the IDB, Ruiz served as Director of Strategy and Chief Economist in the Latin America Division at the Banco de Santander. For 12 years he has been a member of the Executive Committee of the America Division and a member of the Board of Directors of Banco Santiago in Chile, Banco Santander Colombia, Banco Santander Puerto Rico, Banco Santander Perú and Banco Venezuela. Ruiz has also held various governmental positions in the Ministries of the Economy, Finance and Commerce and was Undersecretary of International Economy and Competition and Chairman of the Economic Policy Committee of the European Union from 1991 to 1993. From 1993 to 1996, he was the Chief Economist for Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria. 

Ruiz is a regular contributor to El País and from 1996–2001 wrote a column “Butaca de Patio” for the Spanish economic newspaper, Expansión. He holds a BA in Economics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and is a member of the Spanish civil service as Técnico Comercial and Economista del Estado.
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