Miguel Pérez Ludeña is an expert in foreign direct investment and sustainable development. Until 2018 he was responsible for research and policy advice on FDI at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). He was the key author of several editions of the Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean Report as well as many other publications. His most recent research focused on Export-processing zones in Central America, Chinese FDI in Latin America, and investments in renewable energy. He also assisted governments in the region in designing strategies for attracting investment and gathering FDI data.

He authored two EMGP reports on Chile´s multinational enterprises in partnership with the Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment.

He previously worked in the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), where he advised Governments on investments in basic infrastructure, and in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), where he participated in the elaboration of various World Investment Reports.

Before joining the United Nations he worked for NGOs in Central America and Investment Managers in London. He studied economics at the universities of Oviedo, Strathclyde, and Kent.

He currently works as an independent consultant from Turin (Italy), where he also volunteers in the integration of asylum seekers.