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Carlos Végh

Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean

Carlos Végh, a Uruguayan national, is the World Bank Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean. Végh oversees a team of economists charged with providing intellectual leadership, economic analysis, and advice on the development issues facing Latin America and the Caribbean region.

Prior to starting his new role at the Bank on February 1st 2017, Végh was the Fred H. Sanderson Professor of International Economics at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He also served as Professor of Economics and Vice-Chair of Undergraduate Studies at UCLA, and before that as Chair of the Program in Comparative and Topical Studies at UCLA's Latin American Center.

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