Victor Tokman

Economic Advisor to the President of Chile

Victor Tokman is an Economic Advisor to the President of Chile, based in Santiago. He has a doctorate degree in economics from Oxford University, an MA in Development Studies from the University of Chile and a CPA degree from the University of Rosario in Argentina. He has also received Doctorates Honoris Causa from the University of Rosario and the Pontificial Catholic University in Peru, as well as the Rector Medal from the University of Chile.

Up until June 2005, Tokman served as the Assistan Director General of the ILO and the ILO's Regional Director for the Americas. He worked with the ILO for 28 years, previously as Director of the Employment Development Department in Geneva and the Director of PREALC in Santiago. He taught at the University of Chile and the Catholic University of Chile. He was a visiting lecturer at IDS Sussex and the Economic Growth Center of Yale University, among other universities.

He is recognized worldwide as one of the leading experts in informal sector issues. He has written numberous papers and books on this subject as well as on poverty and employment issues.

Focus: Development, Economy, Jobs, Poverty, Chile, Americas

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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2006

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