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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.