Sebastian Edwards

Professor of Global Economics and Management; Henry Ford II Chair in International Management

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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.

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An illustration that has interlocking chains to represent blockchain Research Brief / Currencies

What Happens to Pesos When Dollars Go Digital?

As major central banks adopt digital currency, emerging countries will feel mixed effects

People with luggage Research Brief / Economy

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

Monochrome photo of FDR Research Brief / Economics

Keynes vs. FDR: Lessons from the Great Recession

Sebastian Edwards finds Keynes’ public take-down of Roosevelt’s gold policies still relevant today

Book cover of American Default Book Review / Economics

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