Arturo Franco

Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy


Arturo Franco is a development economist and strategy consultant. His career combines high-level positions in Fortune 500 corporations and global organizations, with public policy and international development experience.

Mr. Franco is Senior Vice President, Head of Research at the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. Before joining Mastercard, Arturo was a senior advisor for McKinsey & Company’s global public and social policy practice and executive director of the Planning Council of the State of Nuevo Leon, where he also served as Undersecretary. Over the past years, Arturo has been Global Leadership Fellow for Latin America at the World Economic Forum, economics research fellow at Harvard University’s Center for International Development, nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Arturo holds economics degrees from Monterrey Tec in Mexico and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where he was also vice chair of the Alumni Board. His essays and books have been published by the Brookings Institution, the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, the Atlantic Council, and the Policy Network.

Selected Publications

Built for All: A Global Framework for Building Inclusive Economies, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and the Centre for Public Impact, 2020

An Innovator’s Journey: The Makings of Mexico’s Knowledge Economy, The Atlantic Council, 2017

The End of Nostalgia: Mexico Confronts the Challenges of Global Competition, Brookings Press, 2014 with Diana V. Negroponte.

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