Ernesto Talvi

Non Resident Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution, Academic Director in Uruguay at Center for Economic and Social Research

Ernesto Talvi is Non Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Director of the Brookings-CERES Economic and Social Policy in Latin America Initiative (ESPLA). He is the Academic Director of CERES (Center for the Study of Economic and Social Affairs) since 1997. CERES is a non-for-profit independent public policy research institution, in Montevideo, Uruguay. Its research focuses on global and emerging markets macroeconomic and financial affairs, with special emphasis in Latin America. He is Visiting Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. Between 2001 and 2011 he was a Special Adviser to the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) on global and regional macroeconomic and financial affairs, contributing to the policy dialogue and the development of cross-country research work. He was Senior Research Economist at the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C., between 1995 and 1997 and Visiting Scholar at the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund in 1994. He was the Chief Economist and Head of Research of the Central Bank of Uruguay between 1990 and 1995. During that period he was the Chief Adviser to Uruguay’s economic team (integrated by the Minister of Finance, the Governor of the Central Bank and the Director of Planning and Budget) and was in charge of the negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He was Professor of International Economics at the Universidad ORT in Uruguay and visiting lecturer at Universidad Torcuatto di Tella in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a founding member of the Latin-American Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee (CLAAF) and was a member of the Executive Committee of LACEA (Latin American and the Caribbean Economic Association). His areas of expertise include emerging markets macroeconomics with special emphasis in Latin America; stabilization programs; fiscal policy; capital flows and financial crises. He has published several academic and policy papers in books and journals. He has a PhD in economics and an MBA in finance from University of Chicago and graduated as an economist at the Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics in 1995 and an MBA in 1989, both at The University of Chicago.