Álvaro Zapatel
Álvaro Zapatel

Alvaro is an Economist at the Digital Economy Unit, where he analyzes public policy implementation for digital and technological transformation across various economies, industries and markets.

Previously, he worked at the Ministry of Education of Peru (Lima), specialized in project monitoring and evaluation for the public schools' improvement at a national level. Accordingly, he worked as a temporary consultant at the World Bank Group's Global Education Practice (Washington, DC).

In addition, he has worked as a consultant at Grupo APOYO's Public Management practice (Lima) and as a business and economics analyst at Semana Económica magazine (Lima). He has also worked as a consultant for public and private institutions such as the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion of Peru (Lima) and Continental University (Lima).

Álvaro holds a Master in Public Affairs specialized in Economics and Public Policy from Princeton University and a BA in Economics from Boston College. In parallel, Álvaro was a professor and lecturer at the Departments of Communications and Economics at the University of Lima (Peru).  He has published op-ed pieces in newspapers such as El Comercio (Perú), Semana Económica (Peru), Clarín (Argentina), Folha de Sao Paulo (Brazil) and The Huffington Post (USA).

Latest publications

The disparate and slow digitization process in Latin America has contributed significantly to the slowdown in the region's economic and health recovery amid the COVID-19 health crisis.