Mariano Tommasi (PhD in Economics, University of Chicago, 1991) is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Economics at Universidad de San Andres and Director of the Center of Studies for Institutional Development, both in Argentina. He specializes in political economy and institutional economics, with focus on developing countries.
He has published several books and articles, in journals such as American Economic Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, International Economic Review, Economics & Politics, Journal of Policy Reform, Economic Inquiry, Journal of International Economics, and Journal of Law, Economics and Organization.
He has held visiting positions in the Departments of Economics and Political Science at Yale University, the Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professorship of Latin American Studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University, the Ben Nathan Chair of Economics at Tel Aviv University, and a Visiting Professorship at the University of California - Los Angeles. He has been an advisor to several Latin American governments, and to international organizations such as the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.
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