Santiago Montenegro

Visiting Fellow, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami

Santiago Montenegro is president of Asociación Colombiana de Administradoras de Fondos de Pensiones y Cesantías (ASOFONDOS), a private, non-profit national association of pension funds administrators in Bogotá, Colombia.

From 2002 to 2006, Dr. Montenegro served in a cabinet position as general director of the Colombian National Department of Planning in the administration of President Álvaro Uribe. Prior to that, he was president of Asociación Nacional de Instituciones Financieras (ANIF), an economic think tank.

From 1996 to 2000, Dr. Montenegro was dean of the School of Economics at La Universidad de Los Andes, where, in 1997, he founded the International Summer School of Economics, a program offering high-level, macro- and microeconomic courses to professionals in the public and private sectors. From 1991 to 1994, he was an economist in the Western Africa department in the country operations division of the World Bank Group.

Dr. Montenegro received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Oxford in England, a Master of Science in economics from the London School of Economics in England, and a Master's in economics from La Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá.

He is the author and editor of numerous books and articles on the topics of exchange rate, public finances, external shocks, Colombia's coffee economics and political economy, and has recently published Crisis mundial, protección e industrialización (2007) and Sociedad abierta, geografía y desarrollo (2006).

Focus: Economy, Finance, Colombia, United States, Africa, Americas

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Last Updated: May 15, 2012

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