Carlos A Vegh

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Date of Birth: 08/01/1958

Age: 58

Place of birth: Montevideo

Citizenship: Uruguay


He currently holds the position of professor of economics at the University of Maryland (University of Maryland) and research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (National Bureau of Economic Research). Before that, he taught economics at the University of California at Los Angeles (University of California, Los Angeles). His research in the field of monetary and fiscal policy in developing countries has had a great impact on other economists and is regularly mentioned in the international financial press and in the speeches of leading economists and politicians around the world.

Carlos Weh, son of the famous Uruguayan economist Alejandro Milestone Villegas (Alejandro V & # 233; gh Villegas), who served as Minister of Economy of Uruguay (Uruguay) from 1974 to 1976 and then from 1982 to 1983, was born on August 1, 1958 in Montevideo, Uruguay`s capital (Montevideo, Uruguay). He is also the grandson of Carlos R. Garzon Milestone (Carlos R. V & # 233; gh Garz & # 243; n), who was the minister of the economy in 1967.

From 1979 to 1982 Milestones studied economics at the University of the Republic (University of the Republic) in Uruguay, then I went to the American University (American University), where in 1983 he received a bachelor`s degree in economics. In 1983 he started his PhD program in economics at the University of Chicago (University of Chicago), and completed it in 1987, working under the leadership of Joshua Eisenman (Joshua Aizenman) and Jacob Frenkel (Jacob Frenkel). After graduation, he found a place in the research department of the International Monetary Fund (International Monetary Fund).

In 1995 he left the IMF and Weh was appointed visiting professor at the University of Chicago. A year later he was invited to teach at the University of California at Los Angeles, and from 1998 to 2007 was a professor of economics at UCLA and the Vice-Chairman of the Baccalaureate in 2004-2005.

From 1997 to 2003 he headed the Landmarks Programme and relevant comparative studies (Program in Comparative and Topical Studies) at the Center for Latin America (Latin American Center) at UCLA. In 2005 he became a professor of economics at the University of Maryland.

Weh was one of the editors of `Journal of Development Economics` in 2000-2003 and` Journal of International Economics` in 1999-2003. He also served on the editorial `International Tax and Public Finance` and` Latin American Economic Review`, among others, and is now part of the editorial board `IMF Economic Review`.

He was elected member of the Executive Committee LACEA, Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association) in 1998-2000 and from 2002 to 2004 served as the treasurer of the organization.

In 2001 he was awarded Weh `Warren C. Scoville Distinguished Teaching Award` for outstanding achievements in teaching students and teachers has won several professional awards, working in Maryland.

He was a senior fellow at the Research Department of the IMF in 2003-2004, and a Visiting Fellow at the office of the Deputy Managing Director of the IMF, in the research department `Inter-American Development Bank`, in the central Colombian bank` Banco de la Republica` and the Bank of Mexico (Banco de Mexico). He was also a visiting professor at Pacific University (Universidad del Pac & # 236; fico) in Peru (Per & # 250;) and the Argentine University of CEMA (University of CEMA).

Major Milestone nauchnymii workers interests are monetary and fiscal policy in the country s emerging economies. The most important of his work to date of the issues involved the stabilization of inflation in countries with high inflation, inflation and economic growth in countries with economies in transition, the interest rate policy in the developing countries, the optimal exchange rate regimes, cyclical properties of fiscal policy in developing countries and the Keynesian multiplier. Milestone Work published in leading international scientific journals, including the `Journal of Political Economy`,` American Economic Review`, `Review of Economic Studies`,` Journal of Monetary Economics`, `Journal of International Economics`,` Journal of Development Economics `,` Journal of Money, Credit , and Banking`, `Journal of economic Literature`,` Journal of economic Perspectives` and `Macroeconomics Annual` National Bureau of economic research, among others. Currently Landmarks writing a textbook on open macroeconomics in developing countries. He has written two dozen articles and Landmarks includes 5 percent of the top researchers in economics world.