The department is a lively community that is recognised internationally as one of the top centres for research and teaching in development studies.
Ricardo Nogales C has been a Research Officer at OPHI since May 2018.
He holds a BSc and MSc in Economics and a PhD in Econometrics, all from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Before joining OPHI, he was a Professor of Economics at the School of Economics and Finance at the Universidad Privada Boliviana in Bolivia and a Research Assistant at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) in Switzerland. He carried out research activities in the field of development economics, poverty reduction and human development with the IDB, UNDP, ILO, World Bank, Oxfam and IDRC. He has been an external consultant for several public organisations in Bolivia, including the Program for Strategic Research, the Central Bank, the Institute for Agricultural Insurance and the Ministry of Economics and Public Finance.