Lucio Vinhas de Souza

Team leader, European Political Strategy Centre

Lúcio VINHAS DE SOUZA was invited to join the EPSC from Moody's in New York, USA, where he was until March 2015 Managing Director and Chief Economist. Before that, he coordinated the economic analysis and forecasting for Developed Economies at the World Bank in Washington, where he co-authored the flagship “Global Economic Prospects” publication. Previously, Dr. VINHAS DE SOUZA was Head of the Russia and Belarus Desk at the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) of the European Commission, and before that he was Coordinator of Research Area at the Kiel Institute for World Economics in Germany. His first work experience was as an international economist at the United Nations Secretariat in New York.

Dr. VINHAS DE SOUZA has been a visiting researcher and visiting fellow at a number of institutions, including the Central Banks of Estonia and Germany, the New Economic School in Moscow and the European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics in Brussels. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and Master and Bachelor degrees in economics from the New University of Lisbon in Portugal.

Career Highlights
Managing Director and Chief Economist, Moody's (USA), 2011-2015
Coordinator of economic analysis and forecasting for developed economies, World Bank (USA), 2010-2011
Academic Highlights
Ph.D. in economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL), 2002
Master's degree in economics, New University of Lisbon (PT), 1994