Andrés Velasco

Dean, School of Public Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science

Bachelor's in Economics and Philosophy and Master's in International Relations, Yale University; PhD in Economics, Columbia University; postdoctoral studies, Harvard University and MIT. Formerly: Director, New York University Center for Latin-American and Caribbean Studies; Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Public Affairs, Columbia University; 1990-92, Minister of Finance Chief of Staff; Chile; 1992-94, International Finance Coordinator; 1995, NAFTA Negotiator; 2001-06, Associate Researcher, Corporation for Latin-American Research, Cieplan; President, Corporación Expansiva, a Chilean think tank; since 2006, current position; Sumitomo-FASID Professor of Development and International Finance, John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; 2006-07, President, Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association; Consultant: International Monetary Fund; Inter-American Development Bank; World Bank; governments of Dominican Republic, Mexico, El Salvador. Recipient of award, Excellence in Research, Inter-American Development Bank (2006). Author of papers.

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