Ariel Buira

Ariel Buira (1940) was until recently director of the G-24 Secretariat in Washington D.C. Previously, he was senior member of St. Anthony’s College, Oxford University and Ambassador of Mexico in Greece.

He served at the Central Bank of Mexico as advisor to the director-general, director of International Economic Research, as international director, as deputy governor and as a member of the Board of Governors.

At the IMF he has been staff member and executive director. He has lectured on economic analysis at the Institute of Technology of Monterrey and was professor of economic theory at the Centre for Economic and Demographic Studies of El Colegio de México.

He has a wide range of publications. His latest papers refer to the conditionality and governance of the Bretton Woods institutions. For the G-24, he edited Reforming the Governance of the IMF and the World Bank (Anthem Press, 2005) and The World Bank at Sixty (Anthem Press, 2005).