Eric Parrado Herrera is Chief Economist and General Manager of the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) since March 2019. Before joining the IDB, he was a professor of economics and finance at the ESE Business School of the Universidad de los Andes in Santiago, Chile. Mr. Parrado is a visiting professor at Oxford University and the Central European University, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Financial and Monetary Systems. From 2014 to 2018 he was the Superintendent of Banks and Financial Institutions in Chile, where he promoted reforms such as the modernization of banking legislation and the creation of new instruments for financial inclusion.
Between 2011 and 2014, he was advisor to the Financial Committee that counsels the Ministry of Finance on the investment policy of Chile’s sovereign wealth funds and professor at the Adolfo Ibáñez University. Between 2007 and 2010, he was International Finance Coordinator of the Chilean Ministry of Finance, managing Chile’s sovereign wealth funds and playing a key role in the development and promotion of best practices—known internationally as the Santiago Principles —for the world’s sovereign wealth funds.
Mr. Parrado, a Chilean national, has a degree in commercial engineering from the University of Chile and holds a master’s and doctorate in economics from New York University.
Parrado was an event speaker at the Dialogue.