UCLA Anderson School Professor Sebastian Edwards Appointed to Governor Schwarzenegger's Economic Council

Sep 21, 2004, 01:00 ET from UCLA Anderson School of Management

    LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Sebastian Edwards, Henry Ford II
 Chair in International Management and professor of global economics at
 UCLA Anderson School of Management, has been appointed to Governor Arnold
 Schwarzenegger's Economic Council.  Prof. Edwards will join an elite 16-member
 council who will serve in an advisory capacity to the Governor regarding
 economic matters.
     Sebastian Edwards is an expert in international economics and management,
 particularly the economic issues of Latin American countries.  He teaches
 courses at UCLA Anderson School in international management and business and
 economy in emerging marketing.
     "It is an honor to be appointed to the Council," said Professor Edwards.
 "The Governor is committed to increasing California's competitiveness, in
 order to create jobs and bring prosperity to our great state.  At the Council
 we will work hard with the Governor in order to make sure that these policy
 goals are achieved."
     The Economic Council will meet periodically with Governor Schwarzenegger
 to assist him in confronting the economic issues facing California.  Former
 Secretary of State, George P. Shultz, will chair the Council.
     From 1993 to 1996, Prof. Edwards was the chief economist for the Latin
 America and Caribbean region of the World Bank.  He currently serves as a
 research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a
 member of the advisory board of Transnational Research Corporation and is
 co-chairman of the Inter American Seminar on Economics (IASE).  Prof. Edwards
 also serves as president of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic
 Association (LACEA), an international professional association of economists
 with academic interests in Latin America and the Caribbean region.
     Dr. Edwards has been a consultant to a number of multilateral
 institutions, including the Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank,
 International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Organization for Economic
 Co-operation and Development (OECD).  He has also been a consultant to the
 United States Agency for International Development and to a number of national
 and international corporations.  He has worked in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile,
 Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Korea, Mexico, Morocco,
 New Zealand, Nicaragua, Tanzania and Venezuela.
     His research interests include monetary policy, political economy,
 International Monetary Fund, capital markets, currency crises, devaluation,
 inequality, trade, interest rates, consumer price index, employment, exchange
 rates, Federal Reserve, inflation, NAFTA, Mercosur, emerging markets and the
 economies of Latin American countries.
     Edwards is the author of more than 200 scientific articles on
 international economics, macroeconomics and economic development, including
 "Preventing Currency Crises in Emerging Economies," a book published in 2004
 by the University of Chicago Press.
     He received a Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from the University of Chicago.
     About UCLA Anderson School of Management
     UCLA Anderson School of Management is perennially ranked among the
 top-tier business schools in the world.  Award-winning faculty renowned for
 their research and teaching, highly selective admissions, successful alumni
 and world-class facilities combine to provide an extraordinary learning
 environment.  Established in 1935, UCLA Anderson provides management education
 to more than 1,500 students enrolled in full-time, part-time and executive MBA
 programs, doctoral programs and executive education and management development
     UCLA Anderson's faculty includes outstanding educators and researchers who
 share their scholarship and expertise in such fundamental areas as finance,
 marketing, accounting, business economics, decision sciences, operations and
 technology management, human resources and organizational behavior,
 information systems, strategy and policy.
     Recognizing that the school offers unparalleled expertise in management
 education, the world's business community turns to UCLA Anderson School of
 Management as a center of influence for the ideas, innovations, strategies and
 talent that will shape the future.

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