Principal Economist, Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Eduardo Cavallo is Principal Economist at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington DC and Adjunct Professor at The Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Prior to joining the IDB, Eduardo was a Vice-President and Senior Latin American Economist for Goldman Sachs in New York. Eduardo had already worked at the IDB as a Research Economist between 2006 and 2010. Before that he served as a research fellow at the Center for International Development (CID), a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and a member of the faculty at the Kennedy School of Government’s Summer Program.
Eduardo’s research interests are in the fields of international finance and the economic impacts of natural disasters, with a focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. He has published in several academic journals, and is the co-editor of the books “Building Opportunities for Stronger and Sustainable Postpandemic Growth” (IDB, 2021) “From Structures to Services: the Path to Better Infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean” (IDB, 2020); “Building Opportunities for Growth in a Challenging World” (IDB, 2019); “A Mandate to Grow” (IDB, 2018); “Saving for Development: how Latin America and the Caribbean can save more and better” (Palgrave, 2016) and “Dealing with an International Credit Crunch: Policy Responses to Sudden Stops in Latin America” (IDB, 2009).
He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and an MPP from Harvard University, and a B.A. in Economics from Universidad de San Andres (UdeSA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.