Minister of Finance Andres Velasco of Chile

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Velasco has been director of the New York University Center for Latin-American and Caribbean Studies and assistant professor at Columbia University Department of Economics and Public Affairs.
Between 2001 and February 2006 Velasco was an associate researcher at the Corporation for Latin-American Research (Cieplán) and president of the board of Corporación Expansiva.
Velasco is married to journalist Consuelo Saavedra and is the father of Rosa and Ema.
Professor of International Finance and Development.
Andrs Velasco is Sumitomo-FASID Professor of International Finance and Development.
International Finance and Development.
Velasco was selected after a rigorous review of multiple candidates by a panel of distinguished economists.
Now the Sumitomo-FASID Professor of International Finance and Development at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Velasco has published two economics books and more than 50 papers as well as two novels.
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The son of Eugenio Velasco and Marta Branes, Velasco was born in Santiago, where he lived until the age of 16.
In February 2006, Velasco received the Award for Excellence in Research granted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in recognition for his contributions to economic research, the design of policies, and the creation of research institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean.