Andrés Velasco
President 2006-2007

Andrés Velasco is Sumitomo-FASID Professor of International Finance and Development. He came to the Kennedy School in 2000, after a decade on the faculty at New York University, where he taught economics and directed the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. At the Kennedy School, he also teaches in the MPA/ID program. He has published widely in the areas of international economics, economic development, and political economy. His recent research looks into the causes of financial crises in emerging markets and tries to identify policies that can help avoid such crises. He is affiliated with the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge and the Center for Applied Economics at the University of Chile. In 1990-92, he served as Chief of Staff to Chile's Finance Minister and later as Director of International Finance at that Ministry. In 1995, he served as Chief Economist and Deputy Lead Negotiator in Chile's NAFTA accession team. Since then, he has been an adviser to the governments of Ecuador and El Salvador and to the Central Bank of Chile and a consultant to the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America, and the Federal Research Bank of Atlanta. Velasco holds a PhD in Economics from Columbia University and MA and BA degrees from Yale University. In 1994-95 he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Political Economy at Harvard and M.I.T.

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LACEA is now accepting proposals for hosting its annual meetings for the next two years. The LACEA Annual Meeting takes place over 3 days, usually in early November. Candidates interested in hosting one of the next LACEA conferences are kindly asked to submit a proposal to lacea@lacea.org. The Executive Committee will carefully review each proposal. Please consult the summary information on the conferences provided here before preparing your submission, and do not hesitate to contact us at lacea@lacea.org if you need any additional information.


LACEA Statement

The undersigned members of the Executive Committee of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) hereby express their great dismay over the recent set of actions led by Conacyt and the Mexican Government against CIDE (Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas). We also condemn the broader attacks on and suppression of the freedom of academics nationwide in Mexico. 

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Carlos Vegh is the recipient of the Carlos Díaz-Alejandro Prize this year. Carlos is a world renown economist who has written extensively on topics that touch the heart of LAC macroeconomics: from hyperinflation, to balance of payment crises, currency substitution, fiscal policy, and exchange rate policy.  He has contributed extensively to public goods, serving as editor to the top journals in development and international economics as well as to Economía and as a mentor to many students and junior faculty. We are proud to have him as a member of LACEA. 


Economia, the journal of LACEA is accepting submissions at any time. Submissions should be done electronically in the following link. For more information, please click here.


 

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