Alberto Chong pursued graduate studies in Economics at both Cornell and Harvard universities, and holds a PhD. degree in Economics from Cornell. He is currently a Principal Research Economist at the Research Department. Previously he taught at Georgetown University, and worked at the World Bank, the IRIS Center at the University of Maryland at College Park, and the Ministry of Finance of Peru. His research interests cover very broad areas in development economics. His most recent interests include issues related with post-privatization issues, corporate governance, institutions, trust, and income inequality. He has published extensively in academic journals such as the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of International Economics, Economics and Politics, and several others. His recent books include Costs and Benefits of Privatization in Latin America (co-edited with Lopez-de-Silanes) and Investor Protecion in Latin America (co-edited with Lopez-de-Silanes).rnrnDisclaimer: The author writes here on a personal basis as an economist. The opinions expressed are entirely those of the author and should not be attributed in any manner to the Inter-American Development Bank.