Practice Manager, Poverty
Oscar Calvo-Gonzalez is Practice Manager in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice of the World Bank and was previously Program Leader in the Central America Department where he led lending operations and analytical work on diverse economic policy issues. Before working on Central America he was a country economist for Peru and a member of the country economic teams for Bolivia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2006 he worked as a Principal Economist at the European Central Bank. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and has published articles in refereed journals and edited books on wide-ranging issues such as decentralization and public expenditure, dollarization, financial stability, the EU budget, Spanish economic history, and foreign aid conditionality.