Eduardo Gonzalez-Pier

Center for Global Development

Eduardo González-Pier is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development. For more than 20 years he has held senior positions in the health and social security sectors in Mexico. Most recently González-Pier served as Deputy Minister of Health.

Previously he was executive chairman of Funsalud, a leading health policy think tank; chief financial officer and planning coordinator of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), the largest provider of pensions and health services in Mexico and Chief Economist; and general coordinator of strategic planning at the Ministry of Health. He has actively participated in the design, approval, and implementation of strategic social security and health financing legal reforms, such as the pension system reform and the introduction of the Social Protection in Health (Seguro Popular de Salud).

González-Pier’s current research interests include estimating the economic value of better health, designing benefit packages and priorities setting in health care, formulating pharmaceutical policy, and measuring hospital performance. He has served as advisor to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and currently to the World Health Organization, and he has published on a wide range of health, social protection, and social security topics. González-Pier holds a BS from Washington and Lee University and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.