The World Bank
Alvaro González is Lead Economist in the Financial and Private Sector Development Unit of the World Bank’s Europe and Central Asia Region. He is a Ph.D. microeconomist specialized in competition and regulatory issues and his research is focused on identifying business environment factors that affect the performance and productivity growth of firms in developing economies. Alvaro did his graduate work in economics at MIT and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He focused on industrial organization, game theory and development economics.