Jorge Arbache

Vice President for Private Sector at the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)

Jorge Arbache is Vice President for Private Sector at the Development Bank of Latin America, CAF, in Lima, Peru. Previously, was Secretary of International Affairs of the Ministry of Planning, Development and Management, Brazil and Executive Secretary of the Brazil-China Investment Fund. He was also Chief Economist in the Ministry of Planning in Brazil; Senior Economic Advisor to the Presidency of BNDES and Senior Economist at the World Bank in Washington, DC. He is also professor of Economics at the University of Brasilia. Arbache has more than 28 years of experience in the areas of government, academia, international organizations and private sector. His interest lies in economic growth agendas and sectoral policies including international trade, investment, productivity, competitiveness, innovation, digital economy, industry and services. He is the author of four books and dozens of scientific articles published in international academic journals. He is founder of the blog, which is the main forum of discussions regarding services and the digital economy in Brazil. He has a degree in Economics and in Law and PhD in Economics from University of Kent (UK).


8 June 2018
The growing share of intangible components in the final value of goods, coupled with the increasing ease of access to digital technologies, platforms, and advanced capital goods, are radically transforming our understanding of the production and distribution of wealth and cross-border trade. We are...

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8 November 2018
La era del comercio electrónico ha llegado y, a fin de evitar una tendencia hacia el “proteccionismo digital”, los acuerdos comerciales deben actualizarse. Para diseñar disposiciones justas, es clave identificar dos grandes grupos de países: los “desarrolladores” y los “usuarios” de tecnologías digitales.