Arturo C. Porzecanski
Arturo C. Porzecanski "is a professor of international finance and distinguished economist-in-residence at American University’s School of International Service, having previously taught at Columbia University, New York University, and Williams College. He is a member of the board of directors of the Tinker Foundation and of the Washington Office on Latin America. Prior to his current academic career, Dr. Porzecanski worked for nearly three decades as an international economist on Wall Street, starting out with J.P. Morgan in the 1970s, where he served as economic adviser on Latin America. He later rose to become chief economist for emerging markets at several financial institutions, the last of which was the European banking group ABN AMRO." 
"One of the pioneers of emerging-markets research on Wall Street, Dr. Porzecanski worked for ABN AMRO for nearly five years through early 2005, and previously served as chief economist for the Americas at ING Barings (1994-2000); chief emerging-markets economist at Kidder, Peabody & Co. (1992-1993); chief economist at Republic National Bank of New York (1989-1992); senior economist at J.P. Morgan (1977-1989); research economist at the Center for Latin American Monetary Studies in Mexico City (1975-1976); and visiting economist at the International Monetary Fund (1973). He has also been a consultant to various U.S. government agencies and the Inter-American Development Bank."