- Leonardo Martinez-Diaz
Leonardo Martinez-Diaz is a Political Economy Fellow [ [http://www.brookings.edu/experts/martinezdiazl.aspx Martinez-Diaz's expert page at the Brookings Institution] ] in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution. He also serves as Deputy Director of Brookings’ Partnership for the Americas Commission [ [http://www.brookings.edu/projects/latin-america/commission.aspx Partnership for the Americas Commission] ] and as a consultant for the Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund.
Before becoming a fellow at Brookings, Martinez-Diaz was Research Associate with the Global Economic Governance Program at Oxford University, where he focused on the politics of banking reform in developing countries and the role of the IMF in financial crisis-management [ [http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/1/5/2/6/3/p152636_index.html Waiting for the Barbarians: Managing the Globalization of Banking in Developing Countries] ] . Mr. Martinez-Diaz, a Luce Fellow in Indonesia, worked as an academic, consultant, and freelance journalist. His analysis on Indonesia was published by the Economist Intelligence Unit, Oxford Analytica, the "International Herald Tribune", and "The Economist".
Martinez-Diaz is author and co-editor of the forthcoming books, "Waiting for the Barbarians: the Politics of Banking-Sector Opening in the Emerging World and Networks of Influence? Developing Countries in a Networked Global Order" [ [http://www.brookings.edu/projects/latin-america/commission.aspx Partnership for the Americas Commission] ] , and co-author of a major evaluation of International Monetary Fund governance. He is currently co-editing a book entitled "Brazil as an Economic Superpower? Understanding Brazil’s Changing Role in the Global Economy" with Global Economy and Development Director Lael Brainard.
Martinez-Diaz received masters and doctoral degrees in International Relations from Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was a Truman and Marshall Scholar. He graduated with honors from Northwestern University with degrees in Economics and Political Science.
* [http://www.brookings.edu/projects/latin-america.aspx The Latin America Initiative at the Brookings Institution]
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