CD Talk: Adjusting the Macroeconomic Frameworks to Assess the Impact of COVID-19: Lessons from Colombia
Governments around the world face a familiar challenge to assess the
macroeconomic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. How has IMF-ICD worked
with country authorities to adjust their macroeconomic framework and
better analyze and forecast the effect of COVID-19 in the economy?
Join this event, to discuss with the Colombian authorities how they
honed their macroeconomic framework to better mitigate COVID-19
This is a pre-recorded interview in advance of the CD Talk:
Adjusting the Macroeconomic Frameworks to Assess the Impact of
COVID-19: Lessons from Colombia. The video will be played live during
the event, followed by a Q&A session with the panelists.
Sebastián Corrales Head of Fiscal Policy Analysis Division, Colombian
Sebastián Corrales is Head of the Fiscal Policy Analysis Division at
Banco de la República, Colombian Central Bank. He formerly led the
Macroeconomic Analysis Division at Fedesarrollo, Colombia’s most
important economic think tank, worked as assistant to the Director of
Macroeconomic Policy in the Ministry of Finance and as research
analyst at the International Monetary Fund.
Daniel Wills Deputy Director of Macroeconomic Programming, Colombia's
Ministry of Finance
Daniel Wills is the Deputy Director of Macroeconomic Planning at
the office of macroeconomic policy direction of the Colombian Ministry
of Finance. Prior to joining the Ministry, he worked as an assistant
professor at Universidad de Los Andes. He holds a PhD from the
University of Pennsylvania.
Fernando Delgado Institute for Capacity Development, IMF
Fernando L. Delgado is the Deputy Chief for the Western Hemisphere
Division of the IMF Institute for Capacity Development. He previously
served as Deputy Division Chief and mission chief for Nicaragua at the
Western Hemisphere Department, Coordinator of the Regional Center for
Technical Assistance and Resident Regional Representative for Central
America, Panama and the Dominican Republic. He also was the mission
chief for Bahrain and Djibouti, and for technical assistance missions
on financial sector issues to several countries in Latin America.
Prior to his work at the IMF, Dr. Delgado was the General Manager of
the International Division of Caja de Madrid, Chairman of the Economic
and Monetary Policy Committee of the European Group of Savings Banks,
member of the Executive Board of Caymadrid International Ltd., and
Associate Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid. He has a
PhD in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid, an MBA
from the Autonomous University of Madrid and a Master's Degree in
Banking Management from IESE. He has published several books and
articles, mainly on applied economics and the financial sector.
Andrés González Institute for Capacity Development, IMF
Andrés González is an Economist in the Western Hemisphere Division of
the IMF Institute for Capacity Development. Mr. González worked
previously at Banco de la República (the Colombian central bank) as
Chief Officer of Monetary Policy and Economic Information, Chief
Officer of Economic Research, and Director Macroeconomic Modeling
Department. Mr. González was an Associate Professor at the Universidad
de los Andes and has published several articles in academic journals.
Mr. González's areas of specialization are macroeconomic and
econometrics. He has consulted on these issues for the European
Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American
Development Bank, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in
Rwanda, and several central banks in Central America. Mr. González
holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Econometrics from the Stockholm School
Diego Rodríguez Institute for Capacity Development, IMF
Diego Rodríguez Guzmán is a Senior Economist in the African Division
of the IMF Institute for Capacity Development. His research has
focused on monetary policy, international finance, fiscal policy,
commodity prices, and DSGE models, including publications in the
Journal of International Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Review, and other refereed journals. Before joining the IMF, he worked
as Director of the Modeling Department at central bank of Colombia. In
that institution, he built and implemented macroeconomic models for
policy analysis and forecasting. Additionally, he worked as a
consultant in developing general equilibrium models for the IMF, IDB,
FLAR, and several Central Banks in Latin America and Central America.
He holds an M.A. in economics from Boston University.