Felipe Larraín, PhD ’85, economics, is the director of the Center of Economic and Social Policies (CLAPES UC) and a professor of economics at Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago. He was Chile’s minister of finance from March 2010 to March 2014, and vice president of Chile in February 2014. From 1997–1999, he was the Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies at Harvard. He has consulted on macroeconomic issues with the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and Inter-American Development Bank. Since 1985, Larraín has served as economic advisor to the governments of several Latin American countries. He is the author and/or editor of 11 books, including Macroeconomics in the Global Economy (co-authored with Jeffrey Sachs), and has published over 120 papers in books and scholarly journals in Latin America, the US, and Europe. Before becoming Chile’s finance minister he was the board member of several companies and non-profit institutions.