To Teach People a Lesson or To Solve the Problem? Take Your Pick!
Presented by Alfonso Prat-Gay
March 27, 2012 - Cercle de l'Union interalliée
Speaker / Author
Head of Government Teams, Coalición Cívica (main opposition party).
He is the President of Andares, an NGO devoted to the development of microfinance and Chairman of Tilton Capital, an asset management company based in Buenos Aires.
December 2002-September 2004: Governor, Central Bank of Argentina
February 2002-December 2002: Co-Founder of APL Economía, an economic consulting firm in Buenos Aires.
July 1994-December 2001: JPMorgan and JPMorgan Chase (New York, Buenos Aires, London). At the time of his departure he was Head of the Global FX Research team out of London, following around 40 currencies across the globe. Prior to his London assignment, he was the Head of Research of the Emerging Markets Proprietary Trading Group, a team investing JPMorgan’s own capital across all EM asset classes. He joined JPMorgan in 1994 and spent his first two years at the bank as the country economist for Argentina and Chile based in New York.
February 1989-June 1992: Director of research at Alpha S.A., a leading macroeconomic consulting firm in Buenos Aires.
Central Bank Governor of the year, 2004 (Euromoney)
Best country economist for Argentina: Institutional Investor (1994-98) and Latin Finance (1997-98)
Best country economist for Chile (Latin Finance 1998)
He is a Ph.D. candidate from the University of Pennsylvania where he obtained his Masters of Arts in Economics (1994). He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the Universidad Católica Argentina (1989) (summa cum laude) where he also taught several undergraduate courses (1989-92).
He is a member of the faculty of Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and a member of the academic board of the Universidad Católica Argentina, both in Buenos Aires. He also sits in the board of a school and several social organizations.