Featured Expert: José Antonio Ocampo


Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs
Director of the Economic and Political Development Concentration

Research focus: Global economic governance with a focus on the global monetary and financial architecture, developing countries’ macroeconomic policies, particularly in Latin America, and economic history of Latin America

Research areas include: Macroeconomic theory and policy, international financial issues, economic and social development, international trade, and Colombian and Latin American economic history.


  • The Economic Development of Latin America since Independence, with Luis Bértola (2012).

  • Development Cooperation in Times of Crisis, edited with José Antonio Alonso (2012)

  • Oxford Handbook of Latin American Economics, edited with Jaime Ros (2011).

  • Time for a Visible Hand: Lessons from the 2008 World Financial Crisis, edited with Stephany Griffith-Jones and Joseph E. Stiglitz (2010).

  • Growth and Policy in Developing Countries: A Structuralist Approach, with Lance Taylor and Codrina Rada (2009).

Education: BA, Economics and Sociology (University of Notre Dame); PhD, Economics (Yale University)