Senior Private Sector Development Specialist, World Bank's Doing Business Project
About the Speaker
Adrian Gonzalez is a Senior Private Sector Development Specialist with the World Bank’s Doing Business Project since March 2012. Doing Business provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms in 183 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders.
Previously, Adrian was a Lead Researcher at The Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX). His research focused on topics such as risk and portfolio quality, efficiency, depth of outreach, sustainability interest rates, social performance, and governability. Prior to joining MIX, he was a Researcher at The Rural Finance Program from The Ohio State University (OSU), where he worked on microfinance, poverty reduction, and development issues in Latin America. Adrian received his Ph.D. in Finance and Development from the Development Economics Program at The Ohio State University, as well as an M.A. in Economics.