September 17, 2013
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Posted by NCID

Blanca Moreno-Dodson, a member of the Steering Committee of the Navarra Center for International Development, has recently led the production of a new World Bank book entitled Is Fiscal Policy the Answer? A Developing Country Perspective. The book is a collection of chapters from several World Bank economists, including herself, whose research incorporates looking at the connection between fiscal policy and economic development, with a special focus on emerging and lower income countries. The argument put forth in the introduction states that the sluggishness of the advanced world following the 2008-2009 global crisis created a strong incentive to seek out new venues for efficiency and productivity growth in developing countries, of which fiscal policy, if well conceived, can be the answer. However, with that comes a new set of challenges and each chapter intends to not only address these issues, but more importantly identify possible solutions for implementing fiscal policy in order to create long-run economic growth.

Blanca Moreno-Dodson is a Lead Economist in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Network, and is currently assigned to the Investment Climate Department of the World Bank Group . She has 20 years of service, with extended experience in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean, as well as other regions. She hold as PhD and masters degrees in international economics and finance from the Aix-Marseille II University, France, as well as a masters in economics from the Madrid Autonomous University, Spain.