Carlos Munoz-Pina is Director for Research and Data Integrity at the global office, supporting all programs, centers, and International Offices in achieving the Count It, Change It and Scale It mission. His work involves helping to move research questions upstream in all of WRI activities, ensuring robust methodologies are followed and that conclusions and recommendations are relevant and fit for audience.

Prior to joining WRI, Carlos' worked a researcher and director in both government and academic research centers in Mexico, the UK and California, focusing on the design and evaluation of economic instruments for environmental protection, among others, on the topics of Forests, Water, Energy, Fisheries, Circular Economy, and Climate Change. His analysis of markets, the distributive effects and political economy of environmental, resource and energy policies has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and has been used for programs, policies and legislation throughout Latin America.

Dr. Munoz-Pina studied economics at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM), holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Economics from the University College London and a Ph.D. in Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Carlos lives between Mexico City and Washington DC, checking on his children AnaClara, CarlosErnesto and Sebastian. Fan of ADD and MRP.