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Honored with the title of Latin American Finance Minister of the Year throughout his tenure as Chile's Minister of Finance. Speaker Andres Velasco received praises from several publications for safeguarding Chile's copper windfall and setting up a rainy-day fund. Organizations book Andres Velasco to learn about macroeconomics, economic policy, and how to navigate uncertainty in difficult economic environments.
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Economics speaker Andres Velasco works at the London School of Economics and Political Science as the School of Public Policy’s Dean. In the past, he was part of the G20 Eminent Persons Group and the Global Panel on the Future of the Multilateral Lending Institutions. Moreover, he was a Global Oceans Commission member.
He ran for president of Chile in 2013. Additionally, between March 2006 to March 2010, he served as Chile’s Minister of Finance. Multiple global publications honored him with the title of Latin American Finance Minister of the Year throughout his tenure. The Economist, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg all praised his efforts to safeguard Chile’s copper windfall and set up a rainy-day fund.
Speaker Andres Velasco was also a professor at Columbia University, Harvard Kennedy School, and New York University.
Andres Velasco graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in economics and philosophy. He then obtained an M.A. in international relations. Mr. Velasco received his Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University. In addition, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in political economy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.
He wrote almost 100 academic articles, two novels, many academic books. Furthermore, Andres served as LACEA’s president from 2005 to 2007. In 2006, the Inter-American Development Bank honored Andres Velasco with an Award for Excellence in Research.
Central banks, governments, and private corporations worldwide have hired him as a consultant. He has worked with the International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the World Bank.
Andres is television anchorwoman and journalist Consuelo Saavedra’s husband.
In this keynote speech, Andres Velasco draws upon his experience as Chile's Minister of Finance during a period of global financial crisis to share insights on how countries can build economic resilience and navigate uncertainty. He discusses the importance of sound economic policies, fiscal responsibility, and crisis management strategies in maintaining stability and fostering long-term growth. Drawing upon examples from his time as finance minister and from his extensive consulting work with central banks, governments, and corporations around the world, Velasco offers practical advice for leaders seeking to build economic resilience in an increasingly uncertain global environment. He also reflects on the challenges and opportunities of running for president of Chile and shares his vision for the future of economic policy and governance.
In this keynote speech, Andres Velasco shares insights on macroeconomics and the global economy. Drawing upon his extensive experience as an economist, consultant, and public policy expert, he provides a deep understanding of the complex interconnections and interdependencies that exist in today's global economy. He discusses key macroeconomic concepts such as inflation, exchange rates, and monetary policy, and explores their implications for countries, corporations, and individuals around the world. Velasco also shares his thoughts on current economic trends and challenges, including globalization, technological disruption, and environmental sustainability, and offers practical advice for leaders seeking to navigate these issues in their own organizations and countries. Finally, he reflects on the role of public policy in shaping the global economy and offers insights on how governments can promote economic growth and stability in an interconnected world.
In this keynote speech, Andres Velasco shares insights on economic policy design and implementation, drawing upon his extensive experience as a policymaker, consultant, and public policy expert. He discusses the importance of evidence-based policymaking, stakeholder engagement, and effective communication in developing and implementing economic policies that promote long-term growth and stability. Drawing upon examples from his time as Chile's Minister of Finance and from his consulting work with governments and organizations around the world, Velasco offers practical advice for leaders seeking to design and implement effective economic policies in their own contexts. He also reflects on the role of innovation, collaboration, and experimentation in policy design, and explores the challenges and opportunities of promoting economic development and social progress in a rapidly changing global landscape. Finally, he offers insights on how leaders can balance competing economic priorities and interests and build consensus around policy decisions.
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