Laura Alfaro Maykall
Professor, Business, Government and International Economy Unit
Harvard Business School
Laura Alfaro Maykall is a Professor at Harvard Business School (Business, Government and the International Economy unit), USA. Between 2010 and 2012, she served as Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy of Costa Rica. She also serves as a Faculty Associate at Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; and a Faculty Research Fellow with the International Macroeconomics and Finance Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Alfaro Maykall earned a PhD in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1999; received her Licenciatura from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Chile, in 1994; and earned a BA in Economics from the Universidad de Costa Rica in 1992. Her expertise includes international economics, international capital flows, foreign direct investment, sovereign debt and development.