BIO José de Gregorio

Jose De Gregorio is Full Professor of the Department of Economics at University of Chile. He was Governor of the Central Bank between 2007 and 2011 and also served as Vice-Governor (2003-2007) member of the Bank's Board (2001-2003). From March 2000 until June 2001 Mr. De Gregorio served as a “tri-minister”, acting as the minister of the combined portfolios of the Economy, Mining and Energy. Between 1997 and 2000 he was Professor and Head of post-graduate programs at the Center of Applied Economics at the University of Chile. He was also Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Visiting Professor at Anderson School, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and has a taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He was a member on the executive board of the Latin American Doctoral Program in Economics, carried out jointly by Mexico’s ITAM, Torcuato di Tella University, Argentina, and the University of Chile. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) and was Co-Director of the Organizing Committee of LACEA annual meeting in 1999. Between 1994 and 1997 he was Coordinator of Economic Policy of the Ministry of Finance of Chile.

Mr. De Gregorio was an Economist in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 1990 and 1994. He has worked as a consultant for international organizations (IMF, World Bank, IDB and United Nations) and foreign companies. He was a visiting researcher at the IMF and the World Bank. From 1983 to 1986 he was a researcher at the Corporación de Investigaciones Económicas Para Latinoamérica (Corporation for Latin American Economic Research), CIEPLAN. He has published widely in international academic journals and books on issues of monetary policy, exchange rates, international finance and economic growth. He has served as a referee and member of editorial boards for several academic journals.

He holds a PhD in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has a degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Chile. He received the Marcos Orrego Puelma the best graduate of his class.