Moisés J. Schwartz is Regional Economic Advisor for the Caribbean Country Department at the Inter-American Development Bank, (IDB). Before coming to the Bank in early 2017, Mr. Schwartz was Director of the Independent Evaluation Office at the IMF for seven years. Prior to that, Mr. Schwartz was President of the National Commission for Retirement Savings in Mexico. Between 2004 and 2006 he served as an Executive Director at the IMF, representing Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain and Venezuela. Previously, Mr. Schwartz 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 has also served as Director of Macroeconomic Analysis and Director of Economic Studies at the Bank of Mexico. Mr. Schwartz earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has written numerous articles on economic policy, evaluation and pensions.