Laura Recuero Virto joined the OECD Development Centre in 2008, having previously worked for OECD’s Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, Télécom ParisTech, World Bank Institute, Nortel Networks, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales and European Space Agency. Laura contributes to the African Economic Outlook, covering recent developments in macroeconomic and structural issues and participating in forecasting. She is regularly invited as referee in events on infrastructure and has media appearances in Le Monde, Financial Times, Les Afriques, RFI, amongst others. She recently contributed to ministerial meetings on infrastructure (African Union, OECD-NEPAD). She is currently in charge of a project on higher education in Iberoamerica. Laura mainstreams the environmental dimension in her different contributions and gives courses regularly on environmental economics. She holds a B.A. degree on telecommunications engineering, an MBA on international trade (Polytechnic University of Madrid) and a PhD in economics (Toulouse School of Economics).