Maria Angela Parra

Advisor to the Under-Secretary-General

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
María Angela Parra works at the United Nations in New York as an advisor to the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Mr. Jose Antonio Ocampo. From 1999 to 2003, she also worked with him while he was the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile. Ms. Parra is currently working on economic development issues, focusing on trade patterns, the global economy cycle, and external debt. In 2004, she began her Ph.D. studies at the New School University, building on the B.A. and M.A. degrees in economics that she earned from Los Andes University in Bogota, Colombia, her native country. Maria Angela's Master's thesis was about smuggling and the black market premium in Colombia. Her main research interest is trade specialization and production patterns with an eye to economic development.

Focus: Debt, Development, Economy, Trade, Colombia, Americas

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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2006

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