Laura Alfaro Maykall
Professor, Business, Government and International Economy Unit
Harvard Business School
Laura Alfaro Maykall is the Warren Alpert Professor in the Business, Government and the International Economy Unit of Harvard Business School. Her expertise includes international economics, international capital flows, foreign direct investment, sovereign debt and development. Alfaro Maykall 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. Between 2010 and 2012, she served as Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy of Costa Rica. 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.