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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