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David Tuesta

David Tuesta is Chief Economist of the Financial Inclusion Unit, leading a team of economists in charge of conducting economic research and analysis of the problematic of the low financial deepness around the world, its determinants and the policy-regulatory framework surrounding it.

 

Previously, David Tuesta was Chief Economist for BBVA Pensions Unit in Madrid, Chief Economist of the Global Trends Unit of BBVA in Madrid, Peru- Chief Economist for BBVA Continental in Lima, Member of the Regulatory Board of Energy and Mining - Osinergmin in Lima, Director of the Economic Studies Department at the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Peru- National Tax Office in Lima, Consultant of the Inter-American Development Bank in Asuncion-Paraguay and Economist of Apoyo Consulting in Lima. He has participated in joint research projects with the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

 

He has given lectures on Public Economics at the School of Economics at Catholic University of Peru in Lima, and lectures on Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Public Management and Theory of Taxation at the Graduate School of University of Lima and at the Graduate School of Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola in Lima. He has been speaker in different conferences organized by governments, international financial institutions, central banks and other relevant fora.

 

He obtained his Official Degree in Economics at Catholic University of Peru, his BA in Social Sciences at Catholic University of Peru, his MA at the University of Minnesota in the United States and his PhD at Catholic University of Peru. He is the author, editor and contributor to books published by prestigious publishing houses and has several publications in scientific journals. He is a member of the Econolatin Network at the Klein Institute of Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and associate research economist of the Center for Competitiveness and Development of Universidad San Martin de Porres in Lima.


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The labyrinth of the informal economy: measurement strategies and impacts

Document Number 17/18

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One of the factors of the greatest upheaval to a country’s economic prospects is the substantial presence of the informal economy. The aim of this paper is to articulate a detailed statistical approach to identify the significance of such factors by examining key econometric strategies and availing ourselves of several different samples for over 160 countries.

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Financial Education, Financial Inclusion and National Strategies

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Mapping financial education, financial inclusion and national strategies. The Multidimensional Index of Financial Inclusion. Measuring the interaction of financial literacy, national strategies and financial inclusion.

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Infrastructure & economic growth from a meta-analysis approach: do all roads lead to Rome?

Document Number 17/07

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In a context of extended global economic fragility, multilateral institutions and governments have been recommending to increase infrastructure investment to spur economic growth. However, the impact of this policy can widely differ depending on many aspects

Geographies:Global

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DiGiX: The Digitization Index

Document Number 17/03

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The Digitization Index (DiGiX) assesses the factors, agents’ behavior and institutions that enable a country to fully leverage Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for increased competitiveness and well-being. It is a composite index that summarizes relevant indicators on 100 countries’ digital performance.

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Pension fund investments in infrastructure and the global financial regulation

Document Number 16/19

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One common denominator observed in global financial regulation is the tendency to allow pension funds to invest more in infrastructure. Considering this, our study analyses what regulatory changes are currently taking place from a global perspective and what are the relevant factors that impacts on pension fund’s decisions to invest in infrastructure.

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Pensions in Latin America: Structure, Markets and Trends

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Building the Financial System of the 21st Century: An Agenda for Latin America and the United States. Harvard University

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Does pension regulation prevent investment in infrastructure? A focus in Latin America

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Infraestructures . Pensions & Infrastructures. PF’s Financial Regime. Analysis & Conclusions.

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Digital divide and development

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The so-called digital economy, understood as that economy based on Information and Communication Technology (ICT), has developed out of the incorporation into society of the Internet phenomenon. The incorporation of new and improved tools in communication and information has affected the behaviour of all economic agents.

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Tracking Financial Inclusion: The Multidimensional Financial Inclusion MIFI

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The Multidimensional Index for Financial Inclusion (MIFI) can be used to compare levels of financial inclusion across economies and over time.

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Basel Committee on regulation and supervision for financial inclusion

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For the first time ever, the Basel Committee has issued guidance on regulation and supervision for financial inclusion. The draft Guidance builds on Basel's Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision and is intended to help supervisors and regulators around the world accommodate the fast-changing environment of institutions that are relevant to financial inclusion.

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The global adoption of branchless banking

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The digital era has generated an accelerated transformation of various industries, which has already gained headway in the finance sector. Advances in processing speeds, in storage capacity, big data, extension to the social networks, mobile penetration, artificial intelligence and biometrics, offer new forms of interaction between financial institutions and clients.

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Digital Economy Outlook. March 2016

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In this issue we focus on: regulatory sandboxing: a risk-based approach to promote innovation in financial services; cyber-attacks: one of the main threats in 2016; Bim: the Peruvian mobile wallet of the unbanked; regulation of digital consumer credit; robo-advisers: the automation of financial advice.

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Digital Economy Outlook. December 2015

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In this issue we focus on: The UK’s FCA: an active role in promoting innovation; Is the digital transformation the quintessence for financial inclusion?; PSD2, a Business Model Perspective; Big Data to track geopolitical and social events; and Artificial Intelligence perspectives: How internet giants leverage AI.

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Explaining the Gender Gap in Financial Literacy: the Role of Non-Cognitive Skills

Document Number 15/32

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Economic literature identifies a gender gap in financial literacy. This paper tests to what extent the gender gap is due to a misspecification problem or whether it exists because boys and girls do indeed have differing ways of acquiring financial literacy.

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Infrastructure investment in Latin America

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Infrastructure, growth and infrastructure gap. Pension funds and the rational behind investing in infrastructure. Financial regime and financial vehicles in LatAm. Factors behind investing in infrastructure: what really matters?

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