"Why This Time Was Different? Latin American and the Global Financial Crisis" - Jose De Gregorio, Former Governor, Central Bank of Chile(More about event)
José De Gregorio, professor of economics at the Universidad of Chile and former governor of the Central Bank of Chile, will deliver a public talk at the Woodrow Wilson School on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Titled, “Why this Time was Different? Latin America and the Global Financial Crisis,” the discussion is being cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School and the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance (JRC).
De Gregorio served as governor of the Central Bank of Chile from 2007 until 2011. He was formerly vice-governor from 2003, and member of the Bank's board from 2001. During 2000 and 2001, Mr. De Gregorio was minister of the combined portfolios of economy, mining and energy.
Between 1997 and 2000 De Gregorio was professor and head of post-graduate programs at the Center of Applied Economics at the University of Chile. He also served on the executive committee of the Latin American Doctoral Program in Economics, carried out jointly by Mexico’s Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo De Mexico (ITAM), Torcuato di Tella University, Argentina, and the University of Chile. From 1994 to 1997, he was coordinator for economic policy at the Ministry of Finance, Chile. From 1990 to 1994 he worked as an economist in the research department of the International Monetary Fund. He has been visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, visiting fellow at the Peterson Institute of International Economics, and visiting professor at the Anderson School, UCLA.
De Gregorio has a degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Chile, where he received the “Marcos Orrego Puelma” award for the best graduate for his year. He obtained a Ph.D. in economics from MIT in 1990. He has published extensively on issues including monetary policy, exchange rates, international finance and economic growth and has served as member of editorial boards for several academic journals. He is also a member of the executive committee of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (Lacea).
Location: Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall
Date/Time: 04/24/13 at 4:30 pm - 04/24/13 at 6:00 pm
Category: Julis Rabinowitz Center Events
Department: Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance (JRC)