Professor of Global Economics and Management; Henry Ford II Chair in International Management
From 1993 until April 1996, Sebastian Edwards was the chief economist for the Latin America and Caribbean region of the World Bank. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a member of the advisory board of Transnational Research Corporation and co-chairman of the Inter-American Seminar on Economics (IASE). Edwards has been a columnist for the Wall Street Journal and is the author of more than 200 scientific articles on international economics, macroeconomics and economic development, as well as many books. He has been a consultant to a number of multilateral institutions, international financial institutions and multinational firms.
Measuring the Impact of Currency Moves on Consumer Prices
It varies across goods and services and can be blunted by monetary policy
What Happens to Pesos When Dollars Go Digital?
As major central banks adopt digital currency, emerging countries will feel mixed effects
Modern Monetary Theory: Fiasco in Latin America, Option in U.S.?
The populist model, embraced by some on the American left, resembles policy that helped torpedo some smaller economies
Keynes vs. FDR: Lessons from the Great Recession
Sebastian Edwards finds Keynes’ public take-down of Roosevelt’s gold policies still relevant today
A Shocking Tale of Sovereign Default and Private Contracts Nullified
Sebastian Edwards brings to life a widely forgotten chapter of U.S. history starring FDR, his no-name economist and the demise of the gold standard