Luis Fierro


Luis Fierro

Luis Alberto Fierro (born in Quito, Ecuador on September 10, 1964) is an economic and social development practitioner from Ecuador.

Economist

Luis Fierro is currently the Resource Mobilization Coordinator for the Office in Europe of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Previously, from 1997 to February 2008, he held a number of posts at the headquarters of the IDB, including Senior Program Coordinator at the Sustainable Development Department.

He has contributed to sector strategies and policies of the IDB, including the strategies for the priority areas of the IDB: Sustainable Economic Growth, Poverty Reduction and Promotion of Social Equity, Social Development, Competitiveness, Environment, Modernization of the State, among other areas.

Previously, he represented the Government of Ecuador at the Board of Executive Directors of the International Monetary Fund [ [http://archivo.eluniverso.com/2006/05/18/0001/9/78C701C20010450EAEBA5A790EB065F7.aspx eluniverso.com - Al FMI le preocupa el impacto que deje la Oxy - May. 18, 2006 ] ] ; he was an Economic and Business Editor at "Diario Hoy" [ [http://www.hoy.com.ec Noticias del Ecuador y del mundo HOY ONLINE ] ] (a national daily newspaper in Ecuador); and an economic and social researcher for various institutions, including the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), the Latin American Social Research Institution (ILDIS), and the National Council of Universities and Polytechnic Schools of Ecuador (CONUEP).

Academic Studies

Luis Fierro holds graduate degrees focusing on Development Economics, International Economics, Environmental Economics, and Public Finance, from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon). He also holds the degree of Economist from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador).

He obtained graduate level certificates in development program monitoring and evaluation from the International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET, www.ipdet.org); and on Management for Development Results from the Inter-American Institute for Social Development (INDES, www.indes.org). [ [http://luisfierro.googlepages.com Luis Alberto Fierro - Luis Alberto Fierro ] ]

Non-profit activities

Luis Fierro is a founder and senior advisor of the non-profit, charitable organization "Ecuador Mi País", which raises funds for social and educational development in Ecuador. [ [http://www.ecuadormipais.org Ecuador Mi Pais ] ] . He is also on the Board of other non-profit organizations, including the "Alcanzando Metas" (Reaching Goals) Foundation, which promotes educational access for Hispanic female students in public schools of the District of Columbia. [ [http://www.ametas.org Alcanzando Metas Foundation ] ]

Author of books on development

Luis Fierro has written, contributed, edited and translated several books, academic essays and articles, including the following:

Contributor, Sustainable Development: Environment, Climate Change and Energy. Opportunities for Dialogue and Cooperation between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean. Washington, D.C., IDB, May 2008.

Contributor, The Millennium Development Goals in Latin America and the Caribbean: Progress, Priorities and IDB Support for their Implementation. Washington, D.C., IDB, August 2005.

Co-author, Sustainable Development: Mission, Actions and Challenges, Washington, D.C., IDB, March 2005. [ [http://www.iadb.org/sds/SCI/publication/publication_98_4110_e.htm Sustainable Development: Mission, Actions and Challenges ] ]

Co-author, Toward Sustainable and Equitable Development: Sector Strategies for Latin America and the Caribbean. Washington, D.C., IDB, February 2004. [ [http://www.iadb.org/sds/publication/publication_3635_e.htm Toward Sustainable and Equitable Development: Sector Strategies for Latin America and the Caribbean ] ]

Co-author, Toward Sustainable and Equitable Development: Sector Strategies for Latin America and the Caribbean. An Overview. Washington, D.C., IDB, March 2004. [ [http://www.iadb.org/sds/doc/IDBstrategies_ENG.pdf Toward Sustainable & Equitable Development. Sector Strategies for Latin America and the Caribbean. An Overview ] ]

Co-author, Competitiveness Strategy. Washington, D.C., IDB, July 2003. [ [http://www.iadb.org//sds/publication/publication_3955_e.htm Competitiveness. Strategy Document ] ]

Contributor, Sustainable Economic Growth Strategy. IDB, July 2003. [ [http://www.iadb.org/sds/publication/publication_3433_e.htm Sustainable Economic Growth. Strategy Document ] ]

Contributor, Poverty Reduction and Promotion of Social Equity Strategy. Washington, D.C., IDB, July 2003. [ [http://www.iadb.org/sds/publication/publication_3434_e.htm Poverty Reduction and Promotion of Social Equity. Strategy Document ] ]

Contributor, Social Development Strategy. Washington, D.C., IDB, July 2003.

Contributor, Modernization of the State Strategy. IDB, July 2003.

Contributor, Environment Strategy. Washington, D.C., IDB, July 2003. [ [http://www.iadb.org/sds/publication/publication_3439_e.htm Environment. Strategy Document ] ]

Co-author, Integrated Strategy Implementation Plan, IDB, July 2003.

Co-author, Summit of the Americas: Strategic Programs. The Agenda of the IDB. IDB, April 2001.

Co-author, A Path out of Poverty: The Inter-American Development Bank's Approach to Reducing Poverty. Washington D.C.: IDB, April 1998. [ [http://www.iadb.org/sds/doc/pov-SantiagoE.pdf The Path Out of Poverty: The Inter-American Development Bank's Approach to Reducing Poverty ] ]

"A Computable General Equilibrium Model of Trade Liberalization in Ecuador", University of Texas at Austin, December 1995.

"A Panel Data Econometric Estimation of the Effects of Corporate Income Tax on Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America", Seminar on Public Finance, University of Texas at Austin, May 1995.

"A Non-Linear Model of Optimal Endogenous Growth with Investment in Human and Physical Capital", University of Texas at Austin, May 1995.

"The Importance of Social Aspects in Economic Analysis", in "Gestión, Economía y Sociedad", No. 10, April 1995.

"The Migration of Polluting Industries and Competition among Jurisdictions for Environmental Regulation", Working Paper No. 7. Quito, Ecuador: Multiplica Consulting Firm, 1994.

"Comparative Valuation of Renewable Amenity Resources and Exhaustible Oil Resources: The Case of National Parks in the Ecuadorian Rainforest". Working Paper No. 4. Quito, Ecuador: Multiplica Consulting Firm, 1994.

Translator, Héctor Aguilar and Lorenzo Meyer, In the Shadow of the Mexican Revolution: Contemporary Mexican History, 1910-1989. Austin, UT Press, 1993.

The Latin American Debt Overhang: Determination of the Secondary Market Price and Options for Debt Relief, M.A. Thesis, University of Oregon, March 1992.

Editor and Co-author, Economic Reactivation with Full Employment. Quito: Latin American Social Research Institute, 1989.

Financial Groups in Ecuador. Quito, CEDEP, 1989. [This book was the national bestseller in 1991 and 1992, according to reports published in "Diario Hoy", and cited by http://www.explored.com.ec. This book is also considered the most complete study of financial groups in Ecuador; cf. http://archivo.eluniverso.com/2008/01/28/0001/9/83F682B4265340098E1DA91EEB74101F.aspx]

Co-author, External Debt of the Energy Sector: Risks and Options. Quito: Latin American Energy Organization, 1988.

Editor, Rural Development Policies in Ecuador: Rural Poverty. Quito: Latin American Social Research Institute/IFAD, 1987.

Co-author, External Debt and the Energy Sector in Latin America. Quito: Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), 1987.

Co-author, The Ecuadorian Economic Crisis. Quito: Corporación Editora Nacional, 1986.

Related links

[http://luisfierro.googlepages.com] Personal website

[http://www.iadb.org] Inter-American Development Bank

Luis Fierro is the son of Dr. Gustavo Fierro, an Ecuadorian linguist and university Professor, and Dr. Fanny Carrión de Fierro, an Ecuadorian writer, literary critic and university Professor.

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