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Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo
Ing. Alfonso Casasnovas Rodríguez

Armando Barrios, Ph.D.

Doctor in Public Policy from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, with a master's degree in Applied Economics, mention in Industrial Organization and Regulation, from The American University, United States. In addition, he has postgraduate studies in International Economics and a degree in Economics from the Central University of Venezuela.

Barrios Ross has been an economic and strategic consultant for public and private organizations such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), among other. His teaching experience, which spans several decades, includes courses in Business Economics, Microeconomics, Regulation and Competition Policies, Negotiation, Public Sector Economics and Public Finance.

Additionally, he has served as Business Dean of the Sergio Arboleda and Konrad Lorenz University Foundation, in Colombia; and also as dean and postgraduate director of Institute of Higher Studies of Administration (IESA), Venezuela.

Barrios Ross was born in Caracas, Venezuela, from where he moved to Colombia in 2010. In 2016 he settled in the Dominican Republic. He is married to Mrs. Laura Díaz, a social communicator, and has two daughters: Andrea, a lawyer who lives in Medellín, Colombia, and Gabriela, an organizational psychologist who lives in Madrid, Spain.