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Arturo Porzecanski

Distinguished Economist in Residence School of International Service

Dr. Arturo C. Porzecanski, Distinguished Economist in Residence, is an expert in international finance, emerging markets and Latin American economics. He previously taught at Columbia University, New York University, and Williams College, but is a late arrival to academia, having spent most of his professional career working as an international economist on Wall Street. Dr. Porzecanski was chief economist for emerging markets at ABN AMRO Bank (2000-2005); chief economist for the Americas at ING Bank (1994-2000); chief emerging-markets economist at Kidder, Peabody & Co. (1992-1993); chief economist at Republic National Bank of New York (1989-1992); senior economist at J.P. Morgan Bank (1977-1989); research economist at the Center for Latin American Monetary Studies in Mexico City (1975-1976); and visiting economist at the International Monetary Fund (1973). Since 2006, he carries out and publishes research in international finance; provides consulting services to legal and financial firms, as well as to U.S. government agencies and multilateral institutions; and serves as a Dispute Resolution Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Degrees

PhD, Economics, University of Pittsburgh; MA, Economics, University of Pittsburgh; BA, Economics, Whittier College

Book Currently Reading
"Making Sovereign Financing and Human Rights Work," ed. by Juan P. Bohoslavsky and Jernej L. Cernic
Languages Spoken
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian
Office
SIS-School of Intl Service
SIS - 220
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 3:30-5:15 PM
Contact Info
(202) 885-1602

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For the Media
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See Also
Professor Porzecanski's website

Partnerships & Affiliations

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

Open-economy macroeconomics, international economics, international finance, international financial law, emerging markets finance, exchange-rate policies, and Latin American economics.

Selected Publications

Professional Certifications

  • Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

Executive Experience

  • Member, Board of Directors, The Tinker Foundation, 2007-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Washington Office on Latin America, 2005-07

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

Grants and Sponsored Research

  • "Latin America: The Missing Financial Crisis," United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America, 2009.   
  • "Characteristics of Uruguay's OTC Market in Sovereign Bonds," Electronic Stock Exchange of Uruguay (BEVSA), 2008.
  • "Financing Possibilities for Honduras and Nicaragua After Debt Forgiveness," Inter-American Development Bank, 2007-08.

Media Appearances

  • Frequent TV interviews on CNN, CCTV, Bloomberg News, Telemundo and Univisión, and in radio stations and newspapers in the Americas and Europe.

AU Expert

Area of Expertise: International economics, international finance, emerging markets, Latin American economics

Additional Information: Arturo Porzecanski previously taught at Columbia University, New York University, and Williams College, but is a fairly recent arrival to academia, having spent most of his professional career working as a senior international economist on Wall Street. Porzecanski provides consulting services to legal and financial firms, as well as to U.S. government agencies and multilateral institutions. He has been cited by leading news media outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Economist, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg News, and Dow Jones and has been interviewed by numerous broadcast outlets, including NPR, BBC, CNN, CNBC, and Bloomberg TV.

Media Relations
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