Eduardo Lora is an associate at the Center for International Development's Growth Lab. He has been Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank (2008-2012) and Executive Director of Fedesarrollo, Colombia (1991-1996). He is Vice-President of the Latin American and the Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) and editor of Vox.Lacea. He has a monthly column in the Colombian magazine Dinero. His academic and professional awards include the title of "Distinguished Alumnus" of the London School of Economics, where he obtained his M.Sc. in Economics in 1982.
He has published in numerous academic journals and has been the coordinator and main author of several books on Latin American development issues, most recently More than Revenue: Taxation as a Development Tool (2013), The State of State Reform in Latin America (2008), and Beyond Facts: Understanding Quality of Life (2008). He is also the author of a textbook of Economic Statistics that is now in its fourth edition (Técnicas de Medición Económica, only in Spanish).