José De Gregorio
José De Gregorio has been Governor of the Central Bank of Chile since December 2007. He was formerly Vice-Governor from December 2003, and member of the Bank’s Board from June 2001. From March 2000 to June 2001, Mr. De Gregorio was a “tri-minister”, acting as the Minister of the combined portfolios of the Economy, Mining and Energy, as President of the National Energy Commission.
Between 1997 and 2000 he was Professor and Head of Post-Graduate Programs at the Center of Applied Economics at the University of Chile, where he has taught macroeconomics and international economics since 1994. From 1994 to 1997, he was Director of Economic Policy at the Ministry of Finance, Chile.
From 1990 to 1994 he worked as an economist in the research department of the International Monetary Fund. He has a degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Chile (1984). He obtained a PhD in Economics in 1990 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
He has published widely in international academic reviews and books on issues including monetary policy, foreign exchange regimes and economic growth. He published a textbook on macroeconomics.