Blanca Moreno-Dodson

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Blanca Moreno-Dodson holds a Doctorate (Ph.D.) and a Diplome D’Etudes Approfondies in International Economics and Finance from the University of Aix-Marseille, France, and a Licenciatura in Economics from the University Autonomous of Madrid, Spain. She also earned Executive Education Certificates on Growth and Development, and Public Enterprise Management from Harvard University, Kennedy School of Business, USA. She is fluent in Spanish, French, English, and Portuguese.


She started her career as a Robert Shuman scholar at the European Parliament and as junior economist at the European Commission, before joining the World Bank Group where she worked as Lead Economist in Washington DC and as Manager of the Center for Mediterranean Integration, in Marseille France, before becoming Director of the United Nations (Office for Project Services).


She has over thirty years of professional experience in international development, including several positions as World Bank economist on global, regional and country assignments. Her assignments include the Middle East and North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, and East Asia (China, India, and Indonesia). 


Moreno-Dodson authored and contributed to five books, including “Enhancing Mediterranean Integration” (World Bank, 2020), “Winning the Tax Wars, Tax Competition and Cooperation” (Wolters Kluwer, 2017), “Is Fiscal Policy the Answer? A Developing Country Perspective” (World Bank, 2013), “Public Finance for Poverty Reduction.  Case Studies for Africa and Latin America” (World Bank, 2006) and “Scaling Up Poverty Reduction” (World Bank, 2005). She has also published in several internationally renowned economic journals, such as the Bulletin of Economic Research, Hacienda Pública Española, the USA National Tax Association Journal, and Banca d'Italia Annual Volumes.


She is a member of the Alumni Strategic Council of the Aix-Marseille University, France, and of the Steering Committee of the Navarra Center for International Development, Spain. She has served as guest lecturer at several universities, including Duke University, USA, Clermont-Ferrand Recherche Foundation, France, and Aix-Marseille University, France, and as conference speaker in several fora worldwide.


Originally from Zaragoza, Spain, she has travelled to 52 countries. She resides currently in Spain, working independently as a Senior Advisor in International Economics for multilateral institutions and national entities.


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"A Planet of the Poor and the Rich: Where Are We Heading?"


Analyzes the evolution of globalization, emphasizing aspects related to inequality between countries and societies.


"Myths and Realities about Nation Development: Reflections from an International Economist"


Explores effective experiences and challenges to promote economic growth and poverty reduction globally, based on her eponymous book and more recent analytical works.


"Governments and Businesses: How to Foster a Dynamic Duo"


Presents interactions between the public and private sectors to invigorate an economy. Analyzes aspects of public finances, expenditures, taxes, and the impact of fiscal management on economic activity and social well-being.


"Is Fiscal Policy the Answer?"


Offers a global perspective on the importance of fiscal policies to foster sustainable growth.


"Fostering Mediterranean Integration"


Highlights the importance of regional dialogue and cooperation to address common challenges such as climate change and migration.


"Tax Wars: An Unfair Game?"


Explores how legal mechanisms of tax evasion by multinational corporations impact fiscal management and development globally.

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