Ricardo Ffrench-Davis is Professor of Economics at the University of Chile – a position he has held since 1962. Ffrench-Davis received his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. His past positions include Director of Studies of the Central Bank of Chile, Principal Regional Advisor of ECLAC, Co-founder of CIEPLAN, and President of the United Nations Development Policy Committee. He has published 21 books, one hundred sixty articles, and received the Chilean National Award for Humanities and Social Sciences in 2005. His most recent book is Economic Reforms in Chile, 1973-2017 (Penguin Random House / Taurus, 2018 in Spanish and Palgrave, 2010, in English).