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Carlos F. DIAZ-ALEJANDRO, economist in the field of Latin American Economic History; Balance of Payments.


DIAZ-ALEJANDRO, Carlos F. was born in 1937 in La Habana, Cuba.


Bachelor of Science (Business) Miama University, Ohio, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., USA, 1961.


Assistant Professor, Professor of Economics, Growth Center, Yale University, 1961-1965, 1969-1983. Economics Staff Committee Nine, Alliance for Progress, Organization American States, 1962-1963. Association Professor of Economics, University Minnesota, 1965-1969.

Consultant, Interamer. Committee Alliance Progress, Pan American Union, 1965-1966. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., USA/ODEPLAN, Santiago, Chile, Project Andean Common Market, 1967-1968.

Member, Commission International Development (‘Pearson Commission’), 1968-1969. Visiting Professor of Economics, Pontificia University Catolica Rio de Janeiro, 1971. Visiting Scholar, Nuffield College Oxford, 1975-1976.

Professor of Economics, Columbia University, New York, 1983-1985. Editorial Board, World Development (United Kingdom). Co-editor, Journal of Development Economics, 1976-1985.


  • Consultant, Commission United States-Latin American Relations (‘Linowitz Commission’), 1975. Chair man, Joint Committee Latin American Studies, United States Social Science Research Council, United Kingdom or United States of America, 1976-1979. Member, Council Foreign Relations, New York, since 1977.

    Member, American Economic Association Policy Advisory Board, Economics Institute, Institution, Boulder, Colorado, 1977-1980. Member, Academic Panel Consultative Group International Economics Monetary Affairs, Rockefeller Foundation, 1978. Member, United States Bipartisan Commission Central American, since 1979.


Analysis of trade and payments of semi-industrialised countries. Analytical economic history of Latin America. DICKS-MIREAUX 217.