George Gray Molina consults on poverty, labor markets and social protection, and public policy reform in Latin America. He is the former Chief Economist at the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean at the United Nations Development Programme, where he was lead author of Multidimensional Progress: Well-Being Beyond Income (2016), a regional human development report. In his home country of Bolivia, he was Head of the Bolivian Ministry of the Presidency’s economic think-tank and Coordinator of the Catholic University’s Public Policy Master’s Program. Gray Molina holds a BA in anthropology and economics from Cornell University, an MPP in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a PhD in politics from Nuffield College, University of Oxford.
The volume takes a broad view of recent social, political, and economic developments in Latin America. It contains six essays, focused on salient and cross-cutting themes, that try to construct a thread or narrative about the highly diverse region, highlighting its main idiosyncrasies and analyzing where it might be headed in coming years.