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Ernesto Talvi  

Non Resident Senior Fellow and Director, Brookings Global-CERES Economic and Social Policy in Latin America Initiative, The Brookings Institution

Ernesto Talvi is a nonresident senior fellow in the Latin America Initiative and the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution.

He also currently serves as the academic director of the Center for the Study of Economic and Social Affairs (CERES) in Montevideo, Uruguay and as Tinker visiting professor at Columbia University in New York. His work focuses on emerging markets macroeconomics with special emphasis on Latin America, stabilization programs, fiscal policy, capital flows and the global financial crisis.

Dr. Talvi has extensive experience in economic policy. Between 2001 and 2011 he was a special advisor to the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) on global and regional macroeconomic and financial affairs, contributing to the policy dialogue and the development of cross-country research work. Between 1995 and 1997 he served as a senior research economist at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank and visiting scholar at the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 1994.

Dr. Talvi also served as the chief economist and head of research of the Central Bank of Uruguay between 1990 and 1995. During that period, he was the chief advisor to Uruguays economic team (integrated by the Minister of Finance, the Governor of the Central Bank and the Director of Planning and Budget) and was in charge of the negotiations with the IMF. He was a professor of International Economics at the Universidad ORT in Uruguay and visiting lecturer at Universidad Torcuatto di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Finally, he is a founding member of the Latin-American Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association.

Dr. Talvi has published several academic and policy papers in books and journals. He has a Ph.D. in economics and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in economics from the Universidad de la Repblica Oriental del Uruguay.

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