Lucio Vinhas de Souza

Sovereign Chief Economist at Moody’s Investor Services

Lucio Vinhas de Souza is the Sovereign Chief Economist of Moody's Investor Services since 2011. Before that position, he coordinated the analysis and forecasting for the HIC (High income Countries) and ECA (Europe and Central Asia) regions at the World Bank's ;Development Prospects Group, where he co-authored the Global Economic Prospects publication. Prior to the World Bank, Dr. Vinhas de Souza was the Head of the Russia and Belarus Desk at the Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN) within the European Commission in Belgium, and before that he was a Coordinator of Research Area at the Kiel Institute for World Economics in Germany.Going further back, his first work experience was as an International Economist was at the United Nations' Secretariat. He has also been a Visiting Researcher and Visiting Fellow at a number of institutions, including the Deutsche Bundesbank, the European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics and the Central Bank of Estonia. He is widely published in noteworthy economic journals and has organised and participated in numerous international meetings, seminars and workshops. Dr. Vinhas de Souza holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and a Master in Economics from the New University of Lisbon in Portugal.