Event organizer: Le Cercle des économistes
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  • Directeur de recherche, Université de Columbia
  • Université de Columbia


Joined Columbia University in 2019 as Visiting Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy. Currently also Regional Advisor for Goldman Sachs and non-resident senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. Member of The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response mandated by the World Health Assembly, 2020-2021. Co-chair of the Taskforce on Carbon Pricing and Net Zero (2021) and Chair of the Doing Business External Review Panel (2021). As Colombia’s minister of finance (2012-2018) was was chosen by Euromoney was finance minister of the year in 2015. Served as minister of mines and energy, director of national planning, minister of economic development, and minister of transport. He has been executive director of Fedesarrollo and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he led the Latin American Initiative. PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.