Henry Ford II Professor of International Economics, Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D. and M.A., economics, The University of Chicago
Summary of Experience
Professor Edwards is an expert in international economics and management, particularly the economic issues of Latin American countries. He has consulted to a number of national and international corporations as well as multilateral institutions, including the Inter-American Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United States Agency for International Development, and the World Bank, where he served as the chief economist for the Latin America and Caribbean region from 1993 to 1996. He has also consulted to a number of governments, including Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Tanzania, and Nicaragua. He currently serves as a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the advisory board of Transnational Research Corporation, and cochairman of the Inter-American Seminar on Economics. Professor Edwards was awarded the 2012 Carlos Diaz-Alejandro Prize by the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association for his lifetime contributions to policy making in Latin America and the Caribbean. Professor Edwards has published widely on international economics, macroeconomics, and economic development, and has written editorials in The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times on Argentina's economic situation.