Mrs. Blanca Moreno-Dodson is an experienced development economist with 21 years of World Bank service worldwide, especially in Africa and Latin America. She is accomplished in macroeconomics and fiscal policy for developing countries, with a focus on growth, inequality and poverty reduction. She is skilled in public expenditure analysis, fiscal sustainability, tax reforms, and transfer pricing, among others. Previously, she worked as junior economist at the European Union (European Commission and European Parliament). She is the editor of three World Bank books: “Reducing Poverty on a Global Scale”, 2005, “Public Finance for Poverty Reduction”, 2007, and “Is Fiscal Policy the Answer? A Developing Country Perspective”, 2012. She has also published on macroeconomics, public finance, growth, and poverty issues at the National Tax Association Journal, Banca d’Italia Fiscal Policy Annual Volume, Hacienda Pública Española Journal, and Bulletin of Economic Research, as well as several World Bank Working Papers. She holds a PhD and a Masters 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. She is fluent in Spanish, French, English and Portuguese.