1983, MA and 1985 PhD in Economics, Harvard University. Experience as an international consultant, academic and editor. 1981, BA in Economics, Universidad Católica de Chile. Since 1985, economic adviser to several governments of the region, including Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Perú and Venezuela. 1997-99, Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies, Harvard University. 2014-18, Director, Latin American Center for Economic and Social Policies (CLAPES UC) and Professor of Economics, Universidad Católica de Chile. 2010-14, Finance Minister. February 2014, Vice-President of Chile. Currently, Minister of Finance of Chile. Faculty Fellow, World Economic Forum. Member of the Board, past and present, of several companies and institutions in Chile, throughout Latin America, the US and Europe. Member of the United Nations Leadership Council, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). Former consultant to the United Nations, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. Author of 14 books and over 120 professional articles published in Latin America, the US, Europe, and Asia. Recipient of numerous honours and awards.