Senior Private Sector Economist at IDB Invest
Maria Cecilia Acevedo is a Senior Private Sector Economist at IDB Invest, the private sector institution of the Inter-American Development Bank Group. Her areas of expertise include development economics, political economy and policy evaluation.
Maria Cecilia obtained a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University in 2015. At Harvard, she was a 2009 recipient of the Norberg-Bohm Fellowship, awarded by the Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and 2012 recipient of the Samuel P. Huntington Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship awarded by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
Maria Cecilia Acevedo holds an MPA in International Development from Harvard University, and a Master's degree in Economics from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, where she was a professor prior to coming to Harvard. At Universidad de los Andes she was also Research Director of the Center for Strategy and Competitiveness, where she helped launched competitiveness initiatives at the national and regional levels.