E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.


Manuel Agosin

Dean, School of Economics and Business of the University of Chile

Manuel R. Agosin is the 15th Dean of the School of Economics and Business of the University of Chile. A well-known expert in the international and macroeconomic aspects of development, he has been a Professor of the Department of Economics since 1992 and served as its Chair between 2009 and 2010. Agosin has worked as an economic advisor to several Latin American governments and as a consultant to the United Nations and the international financial institutions. He also works on a regular basis for the Inter-American Development Bank as Consultant. Between 2001 and early 2006 he was the Regional Economic Advisor for Central America, Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Haiti at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C. Agosin is the author of many books on development issues published in both Spanish and English, such as Growing Pains: Binding Constraits to Productive Investment in Latin AmericaSolving the Riddle of Globalization And Development and Growth with Stability: Financing for Development in the New International Context, as well as having authored numerous articles in international journals, all on subjects related to development issues. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and a BA from the University of Chile.