Eduardo Levy Yeyati

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Eduardo Levy Yeyati, Visiting Professor of Public Policy, is Professor of Economics at the Business School of Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires and Research Associate at its Center for Financial Research (which he directed from 1999 to 2007). He is also President of the Center for Public Policy (CIPPEC, the top Argentinean think tank) and Managing Director of Elypsis, a macrofinance research firm, as well as a regular consultant for multilateral financial organizations, and public and private institutions in developing economies.

A former Senior Fellow at Brookings (2009-2014) and Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies (2006), he has served as Head of Latin American Research and Emerging Markets Strategy at Barclays Capital (2007-2010), Financial Sector Advisor for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank (2006-2007), Senior Research Associate at the Inter-American Development Bank, and Chief Economist of the Central Bank of Argentina (2002).

His work on development and emerging market banking and finance, published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of International Economics and the Journal of Development Economics, among others, is ranked #1 among Argentina´s economists by RePEc´s research database. He is a regular contributor to Vox EU, Project Syndicate, La Nación (Argentina) and other local and international media. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Engineering from Universidad de Buenos Aires.



For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.

Selected Publication Citations:

  • HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
    • Cordella, Tito, and Eduardo Levy Yeyati. "CATalytic Insurance: The Case of Natural Disasters." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-055, September 2015.

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