Laura Alfaro

Laura Alfaro is the Warren Albert Professor at Harvard Business School in the Business, Government, and International Economy Unit. She was Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy in Costa Rica from 2010-2012. She is also Research Associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research’s International Macroeconomics and Finance Program, Member of the Latin-American Financial Regulatory Committee (CLAAF, Comité Latinoamericano de Asuntos Financieros), Faculty Associate at Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and member of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies’ (DRCLAS) policy committee. Professor Alfaro is the author of multiple articles published in leading academic journals, and of Harvard Business School cases related to the field of international economics and in particular international capital flows, foreign direct investment, and sovereign debt. She has taught in General Management Program, the Program for Leadership Development, and in other executive education offerings as well the first year and second year of the MBA program and the doctoral program. Laura Alfaro earned her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1999, where she was recipient of the Dissertation Fellowship award. She received a B.A in economics with honors from the Universidad de Costa Rica in 1992 and a 'Licenciatura' from the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Chile in 1994, where she graduated with highest honors. In 2008, she was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

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The Research Institute for Development, Growth and Economics (RIDGE) and the LACEA Political Economy Group (PEG) are pleased to announce a call for papers for the RIDGE/LACEA-PEG Workshop on Political Economy to be held at the Universidad de la República (UdelaR), Uruguay, on 21 and 22 May 2018. Please submit your papers before February 28, 2018. More information here


The 9th Annual Conference of the LACEA Trade, Integration and Growth Network (TIGN)
will be held in Lima, Peru, on May 18 th-19th, 2018. This conference is sponsored by LACEA, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the CAF-Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), and PUCP, and is hosted by PUCP. Deadline for submissions is February 28th, 2018. Authors of selected papers and discussants will be notified by March 15th, 2018.  More information here


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