Albert Fishlow "is the director of the Columbia Institute of Latin American Studies and director of the Center for the Study of Brazil at Columbia. He was a senior economist at Violy Byorum and Partners and the Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics at the Council of Foreign Relations until June 30, 1999.
"Dr. Fishlow's published research has addressed issues in economic history, Brazilian and Latin American development strategy, as well as economic relations between industrialized and developing countries. Recent publications include "Latin America in the XXI century" in Economic and Social Development into the XXI century, which was edited by in Louis Emmerij (Inter-American Development Bank 1997); "Contending with Capital Flows: What is Different about the 1990s?" with Barry Eichengreen in Capital Flows and Financial Crises, which was edited by Miles Kahler (Cornell 1998); and "The United States and the Americas: A Twenty-First Century View," which he edited with James Jones (Norton 1999).
"Dr. Fishlow has served as deputy assistant secretary of state for inter-american affairs from 1975 to 1976, and has been a member of a number of public groups relating to Latin America. In 1999, he was awarded the National Order of the Southern Cross by the government of Brazil.
"Dr. Fishlow received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD from Harvard University. Previously, Dr. Fishlow was professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley and dean of international and area studies. He has also been visiting professor at the Yale School of Management and professor of economics and director of the Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University."