Ana María Ibáñez is Principal Economic Advisor of the Vicepresidency of Sectors and Knowledge at the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB). Previously, she was a Professor at the School of Economics in Universidad de los Andes. She is the former Dean of the School of Economics at Universidad de los Andes and the Director of the research center (CEDE). Ana María studied a Masters and PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park. Professor Ibáñez’ research studies the economic consequences of internal conflict, in particular the costs of war and conflict upon the civil population. Her research has been published on the Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Nature, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Economic Geography, Journal of Peace Research, International Regional Science Review, World Development, The Economics of Peace and Security Journal and Economia. She has published chapter in nine books. In 2008, she published a book on the economic consequences of forced displacement in Colombia and in 2014 she edited a book on the economic and social costs of the Colombian conflict. Ana María Ibáñez has been awarded with the Japanese Award for Outstanding Research on Development of Global Development Network (2005), an honorable mention from the “Fundación Alejandro Ángel Escobar” (2009) and the Juan Luis Londoño award in 2010, a medal given biannually to a Colombian economist younger than 40 years that has contributed to improve the social conditions of Colombians. She is member of the Board of Directors of Grupo Éxito.