GERARDO ESQUIVEL is Professor of Economics at El Colegio de Mexico.
He has been a researcher at the Harvard Institute for International Development and a consultant for the International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, and Mexico's Central Bank.
He was a former economic advisor to Mexico City's secretary of finance, and also served as a consultant to Mexico's Ministry of Social Development and Ministry of the Economy.
Dr Esquivel has written extensively on economic issues and won the 2005 national prize for research given by the Mexican Academy of Sciences to the outstanding Mexican scholar in the social sciences under 40 years of age.
Dr Esquivel was the Tinker Visiting Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago in 2011.
He was awarded his PhD in economics at Harvard University.