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"The Economic Development of Latin America Since Independence"" José Antonio Ocampo, Professor, SIPA, Columbia University José Antonio Ocampo is Professor, Director of the Economic and Political Development Concentration in the School of International and Public Affairs, Fellow of the Committee on Global Thought and co-President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University. He has occupied numerous positions at the United Nations and his native Colombia, including UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and Minister of Finance of Colombia. He has received numerous academic distinctions, including the 2012 Jaume Vicens Vives award of the Spanish Association of Economic History for the best book on Spanish or Latin American economic history, the 2008 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought and the 1988 Alejandro Angel Escobar National Science Award of Colombia. He has published extensively on macroeconomic theory and policy, international financial issues, economic and social development, international trade, and Colombian and Latin American economic history. His most recent books include The Economic Development of Latin America since Independence, with Luis Bértola (2012), Development Cooperation in Times of Crisis, edited with José Antonio Alonso (2012), the 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), and Growth and Policy in Developing Countries: A Structuralist Approach, with Lance Taylor and Codrina Rada (2009). He holds a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University.