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Nicolás Eyzaguirre Guzmán

Minister of Finance

He has a degree in Business Administration with a major in Economics from the Universidad de Chile and a Ph.D in Economics from MIT.

Prior to his appointment he was Chairman of the Board and of the Executive Committee at BancoEstado.

Between 2013 and 2014 he was Chief Economist for the Andean Region and Argentina at the investment bank BTG Pactual.

Between 2009 and 2012, he worked for the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in Washington DC. He was Deputy Director of the European Department, in charge of the IMF’s work in several countries, including Spain, Germany and Holland.  He also worked in the Americas department, where he was Head of Mission for the United States of America.

Between 2008 and 2009, he was Chief Economist for Latin America at Barclays Bank Capital Inc., in New York, with a focus on Chile, Brazil and Mexico.

Between 2002 and 2007, he was Research Division Manager and Chief Economist at the Central Bank of Chile. He was principal adviser to the Central Bank Board on economic policy issues and Research Department Director. He was responsible for the Monetary Policy Report, macroeconomic analysis and projections, monitoring the international economy, and technical coordination with the Ministry of Finance.

Between 2000 and 2001, he was Economic Policy Coordinator at the Ministry of Finance. He was the principal advisor to the Minister on economic policy issues and responsible for macroeconomic coordination with the Central Bank.

He has been an advisor to the IMF and the Inter-American Development Bank.  He has taught at the Universidad de Chile and Universidad de Santiago, and has written many academic publications on economic policy.


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