Dr. de Souza, Lucio Vinhas
Lúcio Vinhas de Souza was an Associate Research Fellow at UNU-CRIS until the end of December 2016.
He is the Sovereign Chief Economist of Moody's Investors Service. He previously was a Senior Economist in the World Bank’s Development Prospects Group. While there, he co-authored the “Global Economic Prospects” publication and coordinated the analysis and forecasting for developed economies and the Central Eastern Europe/Commonwealth of Independent States region.
Prior to that, he was head of the Russia and Belarus Desk at the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs within the European Commission (from which he is at the moment on a “leave of absence”), and before that he was a Coordinator of Research at the Kiel Institute for World Economics. He has also been a visiting researcher and visiting fellow at a number of institutions, including the Deutsche Bundesbank, the European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics and the Bank of Estonia.
He is widely published in noteworthy economic journals and has organized and participated in numerous meetings, seminars and workshops. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.