Sebastián Nieto Parra is the Head of Latin America and the Caribbean at the OECD Development Centre. His research interests include financing for development, economic development, infrastructure and connectivity policies and political economy in emerging economies. Before joining the OECD, Mr. Nieto Parra was an economist for Latin America at Santander Bank, Madrid. Prior to that, he worked on the regulation of the financial sector and the development of the mortgage market, both at the Central Bank of Colombia and the Colombian Ministry of Finance. He holds a PhD in Economics and completed his graduate studies in Economics at Sciences Po, Paris and Toulouse School of Economics.