Democracy That Delivers
Ocampo, José Antonio

Ocampo, José Antonio

Director of the Economic and Political Development Program in the School of International and Public Affairs and Fellow of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University

José Antonio Ocampo is Professor, Director of the Economic and Political Development Program in the School of International and Public Affairs and Fellow of the Committee on Global Thought 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 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 latest books include Growth and Policy in Developing Countries: A Structuralist Approach, with Lance Taylor and Codrina Rada (2009), Time for a Visible Hand: Lessons from the 2008 World Financial Crisis, edited with Stephany Griffith-Jones and Joseph E. Stiglitz (2010), and the Oxford Handbook of Latin American Economics (2011), edited with Jaime Ros. He holds a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University.

Club de Madrid
Palacio del Marqués de Cañete. Calle Mayor, 69, Planta 1, 28013 Madrid - Spain
Tel +34 911 548 230 Fax +34 911 548 240
E-mail: clubmadrid@clubmadrid.org