Luis Serven is a Senior Advisor in The World Bank’s Research Department, where he manages the research program on Macroeconomics and Growth. He is also the co-editor of The World Bank Economic Review and The World Bank Research Observer. He previously managed the regional research program on Latin America and the Caribbean.
Prior to joining The World Bank, he worked as a senior researcher at FEDEA, a Spanish think tank where he was part of the founding team, and taught at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), PUC-Rio de Janeiro, and CEMFI in Spain.
Serven has published numerous books and articles in professional journals on macroeconomics, international finance, productivity and growth, and income distribution. His current research focuses on capital flows, fiscal policy, and productivity.
He holds a Bachelor in Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.