Pablo Bejar

Pablo Bejar is a macroeconomic research fellow in the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and he works with Chief Economist Jose Juan Ruiz. Right before joining the IDB, he was a short-term analyst at the World Bank’s Development Economics’ Global Indicators Group where he worked with the Doing Business Report. Bejar holds an MPA in Economic Policy Management (PEPM), specializing in international macroeconomics from Columbia University (2015), and both an MBA with a concentration in economics and a BA in Business Finance from California State University (2010). His main interests are applied international macroeconomics, emerging markets and development economics.

Dealing With Crises: How Have Emerging Economies Evolved?

Jul 10, 2017

Vulnerability to both currency and GDP crises on average remains significantly lower than it was in the 1980s and 1990s. [Click the mini gallery to view the author’s infographics.] For Latin Americans, there are few memories as nightmarish as the “lost decade” of the 1980s, with its flagging growth and soaring...

Amid Uncertainty, Latin America is Looking Up

Nov 22, 2016

Despite a recession, the Latin America and Caribbean region is looking ahead. [Click the mini gallery to view the author’s infographics.] For the first time since 1982-83, the Latin America and Caribbean region is expected to be in recession for two consecutive years (2015-16). According to World Economic Outlook forecasts,...