Sebastian Edwards, nacido en Santiago de Chile. Estudió en la Universidad Católica de Chile y se licenció y doctoró en economía por la Universidad de Chicago. Trabaja en el Departamento de Economía en UCLA.
Ha trabajado en el Banco Mundial como economista jefe para América Latina y el Caribe (1993-1996). Ha trabajado también para el Banco Inter-Americano de Desarrollo, el FMI y la OCDE. Es coeditor del Journal of Development Economics. Sus campos principales de estudio son la Economía Internacional y Economía del Desarrollo.
Entrevistas en castellano a Sebastian Edwards:
Entrevista aparecida en El Diario Financiero, 25 de octubre, 1999
Entrevista publicada en La Tercera (Chile), 2 de enero de 2000.
Libros recientes de Sebastian Edwards
Anatomy of an Emerging-Market Crash: Mexico 1994, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1997
Labor Markets in Latin America: Combining Social Protection with Market Flexibility, Brookings, 1997.
Crisis and Reform in Latin America: From Despair to Hope, Oxford University Press, 1995.
Contagion, April, 2000 (Presented at the University of Nottingham, as the 1999 WORLD ECONOMY LECTURE. Forthcoming in The World Economy)
Exchange Rate Systems in Emerging Economies, April, 2000 (Prepared for the Meltzer Commission on the New Financial Architecture)
Interest Rate Volatility and Contagion in Emerging Markets, January, 2000 (Presented at the NBER-IASE Conference in Buenos Aires and at the AEA Meetings in Boston)
Controls on Capital Inflows: Do they Work?, January, 2000 (Forthcoming in Journal of Development Economics)
Economic Reforms and Labor Markets: Policy Issues and Lessons from Chile, January, 2000 (Forthcoming in Economic Policy)
How Effective are Capital Controls? September 1999 (A slightly revised version of this paper was published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives, Fall 1999)
Latin America at the End of the Century: More of the Same? September 1999 (Presented at seminars in Chile and Peru)
On Crisis Prevention: Lessons from Mexico and East Asia, June 1999. (Presented at the Brookings-World Bank Conference on "Financial Markets and Development: Preventing Crises in Emerging Markets, March 1999)
Remarks on Dollarization, April 1999. (Remarks made at Deutsche Bank's Seminar on Latin America, Paris. March,1999. In Deutsche Bank, Global Emerging Markets, Vol.2, 2)
The Mirage of Capital Controls, May 1999. (This is an earlier version of a paper published in Foreign Affairs, May/June 1999)
Exchange Rates in Emerging Economies: What do We Know? What do We Need to Know? (Joint with Miguel Savastano, IMF), May, 1999 (Forthcoming in volume edited by Anne Krueger)
Capital Flows, Real Exchange Rates, and Capital Controls: Some Latin American Experiences, Nov, 1998 (Forthcoming in S.Edwards ed. Capital Flows to Emerging Markets, U. of Chicago Press)
Interest Rate Volatility, Capital Controls, and Contagion, Oct, 1998 (Earlier version of paper published in Journal of Applied Economics, 1998)
The Morning After: The Mexican Peso in the Aftermath of the 1994 Currency Crisis, (Joint with Miguel A. Savastano, IMF), Apr, 1998 (Presented at Paul Krugman's NBER Conference on Currency Crises)
The Political Economy of Unilateral Trade Liberalization: The Case of Chile (Joint with Daniel Lederman), Apr, 1998 (To be published in volume edited by Jagdish Bhagwati)
Capital Inflows into Latin America: A Stop-Go Story?, Mar, 1998 (Revised version will be published by University of Chicago press in volume edited by Marty Feldstein)
The Mexican Peso Crisis? How Much Did We Know? When Did We Know It?, Dec, 1997 (A revised version was published in The World Economy, 1998)
Banks and Macroeconomics Disturbances under Predetermined Exchange Rates, (Joint with Carlos A. Vegh, UCLA), Mar, 1997 (A revised version was published in the Journal of Monetary Economics, 1997)
Openness, Productivity and Growth: What Do We Really Know?, Mar, 1997 (A revised version was published in The Economic Journal, March 1998)
The Chilean Pension Reform: A Pioneering Program, Nov, 1996 (A revised version was published in M. Feldstein (Ed) Privatizing Social Security, U. of Chicago press, 1998)
A Tale of Two Crises: Chile and Mexico, Oct, 1996 (A revised and expanded version was published in The Economic Journal, May 1998)
The Determinants of the Choice between Fixed and Flexible Exchange-Rate Regimes, Sep, 1996 (A revised and shorter version was published in NBER volume edited by Taka Ito and Anne Krueger, 1999)
Public Sector Deficits and Macroeconomic Stability in Developing Countries, Jan, 1996 (A revised and expanded version was published in the 1995 Proceedings from the Kansas City Fed Jackson Hole Conference)