George Gray Molina is the Chief Economist at the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New York. He is currently the lead author for the 2015 Latin American and Caribbean Regional Human Development Report on Multi-dimensional Progress. His policy research focuses on poverty and inequality, middle income challenges and the politics of policy reform.
In Bolivia, Dr. Gray Molina was Director of the Bolivian Ministry of the Presidency’s social and economic think-tank UDAPE, Executive Secretary for the Social and Economic Cabinet (CONAPES) and Head of the Bolivian Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS). Earlier, he was Coordinator of the Catholic University’s Public Policy Master’s Programme (MpD) and coordinator of the Bolivian Human Development Report Office, as well as lead author for four National Human Development reports.
Dr. Gray Molina holds a BA in Anthropology and Economics from Cornell University, an MPP in Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a DPhil in Politics from Nuffield College, University of Oxford (UK). He was also a post-doctoral fellow at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and at University College, University of Oxford.