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Research Scholar, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis


Areas of Expertise
Economic Development, Global Governance, Globalization. International Trade, Political Economy, Poverty and Inequality, Small Island States, United Nations

Larry Willmore joined IIASA, an international research institute located in Austria, as a Research Scholar in July 2004. He also works as consultant to other organizations, most recently United Nations ECLAC, United Nations DESA, the ILO, Association for Universal Pension (Hong Kong), and HelpAge International. He is contributing editor of Pension Reforms, an online publication of the Retirement Policy & Research Centre, University of Auckland (New Zealand).

He holds a PhD in economics from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) and an MA in international affairs from the same institution.

Before joining IIASA, Dr. Willmore was a researcher at Instituto de Investigaciones en Economía (University of Costa Rica), economist with the Canadian Department of Finance, consultant to the National Planning Office (Government of Costa Rica), and economist with the United Nations Secretariat in Santiago (Chile), Brasilia (Brazil), Mexico City, Port of Spain (Trinidad) and New York City. Before and during his long career with the UN, he taught graduate and undergraduate economics in universities in Canada, Costa Rica, Brazil and Cuba.

Recent Publications
L. Willmore (2014) “Towards universal pension coverage in Mexico”, Briefing 13, HelpAge International, London

L. Willmore (2014) “Old age pensions in Mexico: Toward universal coverage,” MPRA Paper 53155, University Library of Munich, Germany, January

L. Willmore (2013) Review of D. Bok, The Politics of Happiness: What Government Can Learn from the New Research on Well-Being, in Population and Development Review, June, pp. 350-353


Updated November 2014