Alejandro Foxley


Alejandro Foxley is senior associate, Center for Latin America Economic Research (CIEPLAN), Santiago, Chile and a senior associate in the Carnegie International Economics Program.

Prior to these positions, Mr. Foxley was minister of foreign affairs of the Republic of Chile (2006–2009). Between 1998 and 2006, he was a senator of Chile, serving as chairman of the Finance Committee and the Permanent Joint Budget Committee. Previously, he was also Chile’s minister of finance and concurrently served as a governor of the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank (1990–1994).

From 1998 until 2002, Mr. Foxley served as a member of the Carnegie Economic Reform Network (CERN), a distinguished group of former ministers and other senior policy makers who played key roles in advancing market-oriented economic reforms in developing and transitional economies.

From 1982 to 1989 he was Helen Kellogg Professor of Economics and International Development at the University of Notre Dame, and between 1973 and 1985 he was a visiting professor at the University of California, San Diego; MIT; Berkeley; Oxford; and the University of Sussex.

Mr. Foxley has been honored by the governments of France (L’Ordre Nacional Legion d’Honneur), Peru (Orden Sol del Perú en el grado de Gran Cruz), Austria (Gran Croix de Premier Class), Brazil (“Orden Nacional Cruzeiro do Sol” Gran Cruz), and Spain (Orden al Mérito Civil) for his contributions to the field of economics.

He is a former president and member of the board of directors of Cieplan, a think tank based in Santiago, Chile, and is the author or editor of 15 books on economics, economic development, and democracy.

Mr. Foxley holds Ph.D. in economics, University of Wisconsin; Civil Engineering Degree, Catholic University of Valparaíso (Chile)