December 6th
09:40 – 10:20

“International Keynote Speech”

Álvaro Santos Pereira

Chief Economist &
Director of Country Studies -OECD

He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Coimbra, an MSc Economics from the University of Exeter and a PhD in Economics from Simon Fraser University. Prior to joining the OECD, Mr. Pereira was Minister for Economy and Employment in Portugal.

As one of the largest ministries of the Portuguese government, Mr. Pereira was in charge of a major programme of economic and labour reforms. Prior to this, he was a professor of Economic Development and Economic Policy at Simon Fraser University in Canada, and a lecturer at the University of British Columbia in Canada and in the University of York in the United Kingdom.