Chief Economist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Álvaro S. Pereira is currently the OECD Chief Economist and G20 Finance Deputy. He oversees the Economics Department and provides leadership and ensures it is at the forefront of the international political economy agenda. He identifies ways in which the OECD can promote policies to improve member and partner countries’ long-term economic performance. He was previously the Director in the OECD Policy Studies Branch and OECD Country Studies Branch. 

Prior to the OECD, Mr. Pereira was Minister for Economy and Employment in Portugal (2011-2013) and previous to that he was a professor at Simon Fraser University, Canada, a lecturer at the University of British Columbia, Canada and the University of York, UK.