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Moisés J. Schwartz was appointed Manager of the Institutions for Development Sector in February 2019. Mr Schwartz joined the Bank in 2017 as Regional Economic Advisor for the Caribbean Country Department.
Before joining the IDB, Mr. Schwartz was Director of the Independent Evaluation Office at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for seven years where he was responsible for conducting evaluation reports on a variety of topics related to the IMF’s core business. Prior to that, he was President of the National Commission for Retirement Savings in Mexico (CONSAR). Mr Schwartz served as Executive Director at the IMF, representing Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain and Venezuela. Previously, he held several senior positions in Mexico’s public administration, including as the Finance Minister’s Chief of Staff and Director General of International Financial Affairs within the Ministry of Finance. He also served as Director of Macroeconomic Analysis and Director of Economic Studies at the Bank of Mexico.
Mr Schwartz has written numerous articles on economic policy, evaluation, institutions and pensions.
Mr Schwartz earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and a PhD in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
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