Joaquín Cottani

Director at LECG

Joaquín Cottani is a Director at LECG, a global expert services firm that provides independent expert testimony and analysis, original authoritative studies, and strategic consulting services to clients including Fortune Global 500 corporations, major law firms, and local, state, and federal governments and agencies around the world. There, he specializes in financial economics, international trade, and macroeconomics. His other current activities include being a macroeconomic advisor to financial sector firms through LatinSource, a New York based network of independent consultants, and a managing partner at DFC Associates, LLC an consultancy and investment advisory firm.
Previously, Dr. Cottani was Chief Latin American Economist at Lehman Brothers and Lead Economist of the Mexico and Colombia Department at the World Bank. Between 1991 and 1997, Dr. Cottani held public office in Argentina, first as Undersecretary of Economic Policy and, later, as Undersecretary of Finance and Financial Representative in the USA and Canada. In the 1980s, Dr. Cottani worked as a trade and finance economist in the World Bank and as senior economist in IEERAL, a leading Argentine think tank.
Dr Cottani has a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University (1984). He is the author of several economic papers published in academic and non-academic journals and an occasional columnist for Argentine newspapers. He has lectured at universities in the US and Argentina, including Yale, NYU, and Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. In 1994, the World Economic Forum selected Dr. Cottani as a “Global Leader of Tomorrow.” The GLT initiative was launched in 1993 "to identify young leaders from all parts of the world who will shape business, politics, public and non-for-profit sectors, the arts and academia in the next century."

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