The Professor Is In

The Professor Is In


Andres Velasco, Chile's new finance minister.Andrés Velasco is in a unique position. As Chile's finance minister, his task – to continue the country's economic success – is unlike that of most of his counterparts in Latin America. Sworn in last March, at the same time as Chile's first female president, Michelle Bachelet, Velasco took leave as a tenured professor at Harvard to help her guide the economic growth of the country. Sitting in the office of the Chilean representative to the IMF, 45-year-old Velasco explains how he plans to help his country further benefit from the dramatic rise in the price of copper, which reached $3 a pound on the central London Metals

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