Alessandro Maffioli is a Principal Economist in the Office of Strategic Planning and Development Effectiveness at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), where he coordinates the unit’s work on impact evaluation in the area of production development and credit. During his ten-year experience at the IDB, Alessandro has coordinated several impact evaluations of projects in the areas of agricultural development, science and technology, SMEs’ productivity and access to credit.
Prior to joining the IDB in 2004, Alessandro spent five years at the Center for Research on Latin American and Transition Economies (ISLA) of Bocconi University, where he focused his research on economics of innovation and regional economics. Alessandro holds a Ph.D. in Economics of Production and Development from the University of Insubria, Italy. Since 2012, Alessandro is adjunct assistant professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy of the Georgetown University.