Blanca Moreno-Dodson is the Manager of the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), a partnership between the World Bank, European Investment Bank and several national, regional and local authorities from around the Mediterranean.
She has held several positions as a World Bank development lead economist, mainly for the Global Tax Team, the West Africa Region, the Investment Climate Department, and the Office of the Vice-President for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management. As a Senior Economist, she previously worked at the World Bank Institute, the West Africa Region, and the Corporate Strategy Group of the World Bank. Her regional experience includes the Middle East and North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, and East Asia. She started her career as trainee and junior economist at the European Union before joining the World Bank Group.
Moreno-Dodson authored and contributed to four books throughout her career including “Winning the Tax Wars, Tax Competition and Cooperation” (Wolters Kluwer, 2017), “Is Fiscal Policy the Answer? A Developing Country Perspective” (World Bank, 2013), “Public Finance for Poverty Reduction. Case Studies for Africa and Latin America” (World Bank, 2006) and “Scaling Up Poverty Reduction” (World Bank, 2005). She has also been published in numerous internationally renowned economic journals, such as Hacienda Pública Española, the USA National Tax Association Journal and Banca d'Italia Annual Volumes.
Moreno-Dodson holds a Ph.D. as well as a Masters (“Diplome D’Etudes Approfondies”) in International Economics and Finance from the University of Aix-Marseille II, France, in addition to a Masters (“Licenciatura”) in Economics from the University Autonomous of Madrid, Spain.