Alex Izurieta

Alex Izurieta is a Senior Economic Affairs Officer in the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies (GDS) of UNCTAD, previously at UN/DESA, New York. His area of expertise is the analysis of global economic developments and the evaluation of policy scenarios with the help of macro-economic and global models. Prior to joining the UN system, he worked as a Senior Researcher at the University of Cambridge, UK, as a Research Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, New York, and as a Researcher at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University in The Hague. He has published in those institutions and in various international journals.

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Economic Models That Are Costing Us All

Article | Aug 11, 2017

When an economic model fails, it is reality—and the people living in it—who pay the bills while the model lives on, unscathed.

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Still Swimming Against the Tide?

40 Years of Thinking on Trade and Development

YSI Event Workshop YSI | Aug 1–7, 2021

The 4th UNCTAD YSI Summer School celebrates the approach and legacy of UNCTAD’s annual Trade and Development Report (TDR). The school will bring together UNCTAD experts, academics, diplomats, and young scholars from across the globe for lively and stimulating intellectual debates.