• Werner L. Hernani Limarino
    Research Associate
  • Founding Director

    Werner is an Applied Development Micro-economist, passionate about generating knowledge and change where it's needed the most.
    He is Founding Director and current Distinguished Research Fellow at ARU. He has also appointments as
    Research Fellow at the Partnership for Economic Policy and as Associate Researcher at the Bolivian Catholic University. He chairs the Latin-America and Caribbean Association's Network of Inequality and Poverty and holds a chair at the Bolivian Academy of Economic Sciences. During his +10 years as executive director at ARU, He recruited promising young schoolars and data scientist who are either doing their Master or PhD at top universities in the US and Europe, or working at places such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the International Food Policy Research Institute, the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), and private sector Intelligence Units. He have lead +60 research projects, including +20 data collection initiatives, won +20 competitive research awards/grants - including the prestigious Partnership for Economic Policy's Best Practice and seven rounds of the Inter-American Development Bank's Latin-America and Caribbean Research Network. An independent evaluation, conducted during his tenure by our funding partners, estimated ARU's return over investment as high as +650 USD per dollar spend. He has participated in several high-level academic events and international policy dialogue processes such the annual meetings of the Latin-America and Caribbean Association, The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean's Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, and the United Nation's High-level political forum on sustainable development.

    Currently, his research agenda has been exploring machine learning´s ability to transition to One-to-One (personalized) social policy and understanding issues related to fragility, conflict, and violence in Bolivia. Visit his personal website at www.whl.ai

  • Areas of interest :
    Microeconomics, Development, Inequality and Poverty

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