Luis Miguel Castilla is a Peruvian economist. He was the Manager of the Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC. He was a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and previously served as the Peruvian ambassador to the United States. He was the minister of economy and finance under President Ollanta Humala from 2011-2014 and deputy minister of the treasury from 2010-2011. He also served as chief economist and corporate director of public policies and competitiveness for CAF – Development Bank of Latin America from 2006 to 2009.
Castilla joined the Dialogue as a Member in 2016.
Latin America and the Caribbean is confronting a severe recession with uncertain prospects. Although the recovery will primarily depend on external factors, three key components will determine whether the region is capable of sustaining its path of economic prosperity and social cohesion: sound economic management, access to external finance and delivery of quality public goods and services to all its citizens. Covid-19 introduces the sense of urgency as well as an opportunity to continue making real progress.