Arturo Porzecanski is Senior Advisor to the Emerging Markets Investors Alliance.
Arturo is an expert in international finance, emerging markets, and Latin America, and currently holds appointments as Global Fellow at The Wilson Center and as Research Fellow at American University's Center for Latin American and Latino Studies. From 2005 to 2021, he was a professor of international economics, with the title of Distinguished Economist in Residence, at American University. He previously taught international finance part-time at Columbia University, New York University, and Williams College.
Arturo was chief economist for emerging markets at ABN AMRO Bank (2000 to 2005) and previously chief economist for the Americas at ING Bank (1994 to 2000); chief emerging-markets economist at Kidder, Peabody & Co. (1992 to 1993); chief economist at Republic National Bank of New York (1989 to 1992); senior economist at J.P. Morgan Bank (1977 to 1989); research economist at the Center for Latin American Monetary Studies in Mexico City (1975 to 1976); and visiting economist at the International Monetary Fund (1973).
Arturo also carries out and publishes research in international finance; provides consulting services to legal and financial firms, as well as to U.S. government agencies and multilateral institutions; serves as a Dispute Resolution Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA); and has been a long-time member of the Board of Directors of the Tinker Foundation. In 2020, the White House appointed Arturo to the President’s Advisory Commission on Hispanic Prosperity.
Arturo holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.