Andrés Solimano holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is founder and Chairman of the International Center for Globalization and Development (CIGLOB) based in Santiago, Chile. He is Associate Professor at Catholic University of Chile.

Dr. Solimano has been Country Director at the World Bank, Executive Director at the Inter-American Development Bank, Regional Advisor at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Director of FLACSO-Chile. Dr. Solimano served as Director of the project on International Mobility of Talent with the United Nations University-World Institute of Economic Research (UNU-WIDER). He is often a guest speaker at radio and TV on economic and international issues in Chile and abroad.

His most recent books as author include Global Capitalism in Disarray. Inequality, Debt and Austerity, Oxford University Press (2016), Economic Elites, Crises and Democracy, Oxford University Press , (2014) and Elites Económicas, Crisis y el Capitalismo del Siglo 21, Fondo de Cultura Económica, (2015); Migraciones, Capital y Circulación de Talentos en la Era global, Fondo de Cultura Economica (2013), Chile and the Neoliberal Trap. The post-Pinochet Era (2012), Cambridge University Press; Capitalismo a la Chilena. Y la Prosperidad de las Elites (2012), Editorial Catalonia; International Migration in the Age of Crisis and Globalization (2010), Cambridge University Press.

He also edited the International Mobility of Talent: Types, Causes and Development Impact (2008), Oxford University Press and other volumes.

His main research topics includes inequality, international migration, pension and social security analysis, global capitalism, political economy, neoliberalism, growth, macroeconomic and development policy.