Pedro PaezPedro Francisco Páez Pérez was born in Quito-Ecuador.

MSc and PhD in Economics (University of Texas at Austin). Master in Development and Public Policies (FLACSO Ecuador) and is a specialist in public policies for development. Economist by the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador (PUCE). Visiting professor at University of Utah (USA) and Université Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle and Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral (Ecuador)  Central Bank of Ecuador, analyst since 1983. Graduate and undergraduate professor in national universities (Ecuador).

Former Minister of Economic Policy Coordination and former Chairman of the Ecuadorian Presidential Technical Commission for a New Regional Financial Architecture

Former Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ecuador on economic and financial subjects. Former Vice Minister of Economy and Finances in Ecuador. Former Member of the Stiglitz Commission on the Financial Crisis, summoned by the President of the United Nations General Assembly and headed by Joseph Stiglitz. Former Member of the G20 Paris Group of Experts on Financial Regulation summoned by the President Sarkozy.

He is currently a member of the International Plan Fenix, the Consensus of Barcelona, as well as member of other intellectual and activist organizations and President of the Ecuadorian Technical Commission for design the new regional financial architecture – Banco del Sur

Mr Perez has a PhD in Economics; he has written a number of books, including Are the Washington Consensus Policies Sustainable? A Game Theoretical Assessment for the case of Ecuador. University of Utah, Working Paper 2005-07 y Risques et défis de la dollarisation dans l’Équateur (Risks and challenges of the dollarization of Ecuador), Cahiers de l’Amérique Latine, IHEAL-Paris III, Sorbonne Nouvelle.