Darryl McLeod is an Associate Professor of Economics at Fordham University. His current research focuses on the political economy of falling inequality and poverty in Latin America and on the impact of immigration, remittances and financial innovation on poverty and women's agency. At Fordham's Center for International Policy Studies, Professor McLeod co-directed a Packard Foundation funded survey of Mexican immigrants from Puebla and Guerrero now living in New York. From 2005 to 2008 he was a consultant for UNDP's Poverty Group and the Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery. He was a founding member and first Treasurer of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association. Dr. McLeod participated in IDB and the OAS missions and technical support programs in Mexico and Venezuela and with Lehman Brothers during the 1980s and 2990s financial crisis. His BS and PhD degrees are from the University of California at Berkeley.