Diether W. Beuermann is a Senior Economist in the Caribbean Country Department of the Inter-American Development Bank. He has led research and data collection projects in various countries including Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Peru, Russia, Suriname, The Bahamas, Democratic Republic of Congo, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States. His research has covered the effects of different information and communication technologies on agricultural profitability, child labor, academic performance, pre-natal care, and neo-natal health. He has also conducted research on the effectiveness of participatory budgeting, the short- and long-run effects of educational quality, the role of remittances as a social insurance mechanism, the effects of early-life weather shocks on long-term human capital, and the effects of public health insurance on health outcomes and the labor supply. He has published in several international peer reviewed journals including the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Economics of Governance, Journal of Development Studies, Review of Development Economics, and Journal of Developing Areas. He holds a B.A. in Business Management and a B.Sc. in Economics from the Universidad de Lima, a M.Sc. in Finance from the University of Durham, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland-College Park.