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Prof. Andrés Velasco
Dean of the School of Public Policy, London School of Economics
Former Minister of Finance of Chile
Former Professor of International Finance and Development, Harvard Kennedy School
Advisor to the IMF, the IADB and several emerging market governments
Andrés Velasco is Professor of Public Policy and Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics. In 2017-19 he was a member of the G20 Eminent Persons Group. In 2015-16 he co-chaired the Global Panel on the Future of Multilateral Lending Institutions.
Mr Velasco was the Minister of Finance of Chile between March 2006 and March 2010. During his tenure, he was recognized as Latin American Finance Minister of the Year by several international publications. His work to save Chile´s copper windfall was highlighted in the Financial Times, the Economist and the Wall Street Journal.
In 2013-17 Mr Velasco served as Professor of Professional Practice in International Development at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. In 2000-06 he was Sumitomo-FASID Professor of International Finance and Development at the Harvard Kennedy School. Earlier he was Associate Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University.
He received a B.A. in economics and philosophy and an M.A. in international relations from Yale University. He also holds a PhD in economics from Columbia University and was a postdoctoral fellow in political economy at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.