On 11 December 2012, the Rafael del Pino Foundation organised the presentation of the report "Competitive challenges of the Spanish economy: a view from the Doing Business 2013 report" by Augusto López-Claros, Director of Global Indicators and Analysis of the World Bank - IFC.
Augusto López-Claros assumed the position of Director of Global Indicators and Analysis at the World Bank - IFC in March 2011. Previously, he was chief economist and director of the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Programme, where he also served as editor of the Global Competitiveness Report, the Forum's flagship publication, as well as a number of regional economic reports. In addition, Dr. López-Claros worked at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and was its resident representative in the Russian Federation for several years in the 1990s.
Before joining the IMF, López-Claros was a professor of economics at the University of Chile in Santiago. He was educated in England and the United States, earning a degree in mathematical statistics at Cambridge University and then a doctoral degree in economics at Duke University. In recent years, he has lectured at some of the world's most prestigious universities and research centres. In 2007, he co-edited "The International Monetary System, the IMF, and the G-20: A Great Transformation in the Making?" and "The Humanitarian Response Index: Measuring Commitment to Best Practice," both published by Palgrave. He was also editor of "The Innovation for Development Report 2009-2010: Strengthening Innovation for the Prosperity of Nations," published by Palgrave in November 2009.