About Carlos Fernandez Valdovinos

Carlos Fernández Valdovinos is a part-time lecturer at the University of Chicago with vast experience as a policymaker. He earned his degree in economics from Universidad Federal do Paraná, Brazil (1990). He received his M.Sc. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (1994) and his Ph.D. in economics from University of Chicago (1999), with the presentation of the doctoral thesis "Inflation and welfare in an endogenously growing economy". Robert E. Lucas (Chairman), Larry Sjaastad, and Fernando Alvarez served as members of the evaluation committee. 

He was Governor of the Central Bank of Paraguay between 2013 and 2018. During his tenure, he received several international awards and recognitions for his work including Central Bank Governor of the Year 2017 and 2018 by Central Banking Magazine and Central Banker of the Year, Americas 2017 by The Banker Magazine, a publication of the Financial Times. 

Previously he served as an economist at the World Bank (2004-2006) and the IMF (2006-2913), where he was appointed as the IMF Resident Representative for Bolivia and Brazil in 2011. In the academic field, Fernández Valdovinos was a professor in Paraguay at the Universidad Nacional de Asunción and Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción. He has also lectured at Georgetown University and Universidad San Andres, Argentina. His extensive publication record includes articles in numerous collective volumes and academic journals. He also has co-authored or edited several books and monographs on the Paraguayan economy.

Carlos Fernández Valdovinos

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