Germán Ríos

Chair of the Observatory on Latin America Politics & Economics

Germán Ríos is Adjunct Professor at IE University and Senior Partner at Atrevia. Previously he was Corporate Director of Strategic Affairs at CAF development bank of Latin America. He has taught macroeconomics, fiscal policy, cost-benefit analysis, economic development, Latin America economics and microeconomics in several universities in Venezuela, the United Kingdom, Spain and the United States. During the academic year 2010-2011 he was the Andres Bello Fellow at the Latin American Centre of the University of Oxford. He served as Director of Public Investment at the Ministry of Planning of Venezuela, and as a Country Analyst for Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay at the World Bank. Mr. Ríos has worked as a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Universidad Central de Venezuela, a Master of Arts in Economics from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Business Administration from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), and a Master of Philosophy in Economics from George Washington University. Mr. Ríos was part of the Venezuelan research team in the project “Understanding Reforms” sponsored by the Global Development Network, published by Palgrave, and is co-author of the textbook “Macroeconomics and Oil”, published by Pearson/Prentice Hall, among other publications.