1976, degree in Economics, University of Buenos Aires; 1980, MA, 1982, MPhil and 1983, PhD, Columbia University. 1983-84, Research Associate, Institute for International Economics; 1983-88, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Maryland. 1986-87, Consultant, Development Research Department, 1988-90, Economist and 1990-93, Senior Economist, Macroeconomic Adjustment and Growth Division, CEC and 1994, Principal Economist, Development Economics, World Bank. 1990-94, Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, Georgetown University; 1994-96, Deputy General Manager for Economics and Finance, Central Bank of Argentina; 1996, Undersecretary of Finance, Ministry of Economy and Public Works of Argentina; 1998, Chief of Cabinet of Economic Advisers, Ministry of Economy and Public Works and Services. Currently, Chairman, Banco Hipotecario. Author of numerous publications on economics and finance.