Natalia Salazar is deputy director of Fedesarrollo in Bogotá, Colombia. Previously, she served as Vice Minister and director of macroeconomic policy at the Colombian Ministry of Finance, vice president of the National Financial Institutions Association, and director of the Monetary and the Sectorial Studies and Regulation Divisions of Colombia’s National Planning Department. She has conducted research for the Central Bank of Colombia, Fedesarrollo, and the Center of Economic Studies (CEDE) of the Universidad de Los Andes, and is the author of several articles published in Colombia and abroad. She was also formerly the editor of the academic journal Coyuntura Económica (Fedesarrollo) and a member of the editorial board of the journal Desarrollo y Sociedad (CEDE-Universidad de los Andes). Salazar holds a BA and MSc in Economics from the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá.