Carlos Vegh

Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank

Carlos A. Vegh is the Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank.  He is on leave from Johns Hopkins University where he is the Fred H. Sanderson Professor of International Economics, with a joint appointment at SAIS and the Economics Department.  He is also on leave from the NBER where he is a Research Associate and was a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.  He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1987 and spent the early years of his career at the IMF’s Research Department. From 1995 to 2013, he was a tenured Professor first at UCLA, where he was also Vice-Chair for Undergraduate Studies, and then at the University of Maryland.  He has been Co-editor of the Journal of International Economics and the Journal of Development Economics, the leading journals in their respective fields, and Chief Editor of Economia (the journal of LACEA).  He has published extensively in leading academic journals, primarily on monetary and fiscal policy in developing and emerging countries.  He has co-edited a volume in honor of Guillermo Calvo (MIT Press) and published a graduate textbook on open economy macroeconomics for developing countries (MIT Press).

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