Ciclo Mujeres Líderes de Negocios | Silvia Bulla

En un contexto que está obligando a las organizaciones a reinventarse y adaptarse a un entorno cambiante e incierto, Silvia Bulla compartirá su experiencia profesional como Presidente de una empresa con una trayectoria de grandes y sorprendentes transformaciones. Focalizará desde su rol de líder de Recursos Humanos para América del Sur en la evolución de las habilidades requeridas que contribuyen a sortear las transformaciones con mayor éxito.

Moderadores

Mag. Antonio Marín, Vicerrector.
Dra. María Alegre, Directora de las licenciaturas en Administración de Empresas, Negocios Digitales y Analítica de Negocios.


 


Sobre Silvia Bulla

Silvia es Licenciada en Estadísticas egresada de la Universidad Nacional de Rosario, posee una Maestría en Administración de Empresas y la certificación de Coach otorgada por la International Coaching Federation.

A lo largo de su carrera profesional en DuPont, Silvia ocupó diferentes cargos dentro de Recursos Humanos de América Latina, incluidos los roles de Business Partner, así como los roles gerenciales de Compensaciones y Beneficios. A principios de la década de 1990, también trabajó para Operaciones como Gerente de Calidad para el negocio de Nylon.

Silvia es miembro del Board de AmCham (Cámara de Comercio de los Estados Unidos en Argentina), de IDEA (Instituto para el Desarrollo empresarial de Argentina) y del CEADS (Consejo Empresario Argentino para el Desarrollo Sustentable). Tiene activa participación en ACDE (Asociación Cristiana de Dirigentes de Empresas).

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La experiencia del intercambio, en primera persona

Alumnos de grado de la universidad que realizaron intercambios académicos en el último año, previo a marzo y la llegada del COVID-19, nos compartieron sus experiencias estudiando en el exterior.
 

Valentina Sidoti, Licenciatura en Marketing
Realizó su intercambio en Rennes School of Business, Francia.

“Irte de intercambio a un país a tantos Km de distancia de tu casa y con un idioma diferente, al principio me genero mucha incertidumbre y en cierto punto temor. Sin embargo, una vez que llegas todo eso se desvanece y vivís una de las mejores experiencias. Lo que mayor destaco del intercambio fue conocer a gente de lugares tan diferentes, aprender a manejar distintas lenguas y hasta aprender un poco de la cultura de cada uno.

Haber elegido como destino la ciudad de Rennes fue increíble. Me fui con recomendaciones y al llegar me di cuenta que había tomado la decisión correcta. Es una ciudad de estudiantes, llena de vida, jóvenes por todos lados, terrazas para tomar un café por las tardes. La mayoría de las cosas las podías hacer a pie sin siquiera tener la necesidad de tomar un transporte público.  La universidad era en ingles lo que facilitaba la comunicación tanto con los profesores como con los compañeros y constantemente había actividades para incluir a los estudiantes de intercambio.

Más allá de la experiencia vivida en la universidad, creo que es una experiencia única para crecer, vivir solo, aprender nuevos idiomas, viajar, aprender de profesores internacionales, en resumen, tener una mirada diferente a la que quizá tenemos día a día en nuestra vida cotidiana. Recomiendo al 100% que los estudiantes que tengan la posibilidad y piensen en hacer el intercambio lo hagan. Es algo de lo que no te arrepentís, de lo que pensas cada día. Realmente creo que te hace desarrollarte profesionalmente y también personalmente, no se pierdan de vivir esta experiencia.”
 

Pedro Barberis, Licenciatura en Marketing
Realizó su intercambio en EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, Alemania.

“Desde que entré a UCEMA sabía que iba a hacer lo posible por realizar un intercambio durante la carrera. Intenté irme en mi tercer año pero no lo logré. Por suerte, en mi último año de carrera, tuve la posibilidad de aplicar a una beca, ERASMUS +. La misma cubría todos los gastos de la estadía y el viaje. Sin dudarlo apliqué y es así como tuve la oportunidad de vivir un cuatrimestre en Alemania. Me hospedé en Oestrich Winkel, dónde se encuentra la universidad, que queda a una hora de Frankfurt.

¡La estadía fue inolvidable! Viví por cinco meses en una casa con dos estudiantes indios, que muy rápidamente terminaron siendo grandes amigos míos. Cursé materias que me despertaron ideas nuevas y hoy en día las puedo aplicar en el trabajo. Me hice amigos de todos los continentes y compartí muchos viajes. Mejoré mi alemán y aprendí pequeñas frases en distintos idiomas. Rendí mi último final de la carrera y me despedí de mis nuevos amigos para volver a Argentina.

Es imposible resumir todo lo que viví en tan pocas palabras pero espero que sirva como puntapié para aquellos que dudan. ¡La oportunidad es única y no se van a arrepentir! De hecho, me encantaría volver a tener una experiencia en el exterior en el futuro…”


Sol Berkowicz, Licenciatura en Marketing
Realizó su intercambio en ESCI by Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, España.

“Cuando decidí irme de intercambio lo pensé bastante. Irse a otro país solo, donde vas a conocer y convivir con gente nueva no parece nada fácil, así que después de pensarlo mucho tomé la decisión y apliqué para irme a España. Me fui a Barcelona y a la primera semana de haber llegado me pregunté cómo es que llegué a dudar de realizar esa experiencia. Irse de intercambio es algo único, así como lo son las personas que conoces. Creo que esos amigos que uno hace, que se vuelven familia, hacen lo mejor de la experiencia. Conocer gente de tantos países distintos, con sus costumbres y culturas es algo excepcional. Personas y recuerdos que no se olvidan jamás.

España es un país hermoso y su gente es muy cálida. La vida allá es muy relajada pero al mismo tiempo hay muchas actividades para hacer. Además, estudiantes de todo el mundo lo eligen como destino de intercambio, lo cual aumenta las posibilidades de conocer gente de muchos lugares distintos. La combinación de todo esto, además, impulsa la carrera de cada uno ya que realmente te hace abrir los ojos al mundo y te abre la cabeza de una manera impresionante. Todas las experiencias que vivís en un intercambio son únicas.

Mi recomendación para todos los alumnos es que si tienen la posibilidad de hacer un intercambio no la dejen pasar. No es un viaje, es la mejor experiencia de tu vida.“
 

Martina Pugliese, Licenciatura en Dirección de Empresas
Realizó su intercambio en Regent´s University London, Inglaterra.

“Fue una experiencia sumamente enriquecedora tanto en lo personal como en lo profesional. Regent´s es una universidad muy internacional, donde la mayoría de los alumnos y profesores no son ingleses, generando así una gran diversidad cultural. Tuve la oportunidad de conocer gente de lugares que ni me podía imaginar y formar amistades que hasta el día de hoy sigo manteniendo. Profesores con alto prestigio en el mundo empresarial dictan las clases y se utiliza un sistema de enseñanza moderno y actual. Pude hacer networking con personas que tienen un exitoso futuro laboral por delante y agregarlos a mi agenda de contactos.
Lo mejor del intercambio igualmente fueron las relaciones que formé y las experiencias que viví estando allá. Es algo único que no solo te aporta en lo académico, sino también te hace crecer como persona y ver la vida de otra manera. Considero que es de las mejores cosas en las que se puede invertir si se tiene la oportunidad.”

 

Delfina Gay Tombesi, Licenciatura en Marketing
Realizó su intercambio en Rennes School of Business, Francia.

“Es difícil resumir lo mejor de toda la experiencia, pero desde la oportunidad de viajar, hasta vivir sola y estudiar en otro idioma, todo vale la pena. Rennes es pequeña, su población se basa mayormente en universitarios, y la ciudad se adapta; el centro está lleno de cafés y bares, y siempre hay gente en las calles paseando, de verdad es un lugar hermoso para vivir.

Su escuela de negocios es grande y profesional, siempre nos ofrecieron soporte para llevar nuestro intercambio y no faltaron esfuerzos para integrar a los alumnos, más de una vez llegamos al campus y en el edificio central estaban haciendo desayunos o actividades abiertas a todos, también fiestas y juntadas en bares.  Las clases te impulsan a pensar diferente, son bastante dinámicas e interactivas, es interesante estar en aulas repletas de nacionalidades e idiomas diferentes, lo cual los profesores se ocupan de incorporar a la lección.

La experiencia en general me ayudó de manera personal y profesional; me brindó un sentido de independencia y curiosidad mayor al que tenía antes, y me abrió la cabeza a distintos puntos de vista. Ya habiéndolo hecho, puedo notar la importancia de vivir con gente diferente y aprender a convivir con costumbres y principios ajenos a los nuestros. Creo que fue un gran impulso para mi carrera, no solo por el aspecto de los idiomas, sino por la capacidad de observar cómo funcionan los mecanismos que conocemos en otras partes del mundo, me enseñó sobre adaptabilidad y tolerancia.

A cualquier persona que me pregunta le digo que, si tiene la oportunidad, haga un intercambio. Es una experiencia como ninguna otra, y que no se va a repetir ni poder replicar en ningún otro momento de nuestras vidas. La gente que conozco que lo hizo coincide en que fueron los mejores meses de su vida, y que crecieron y aprendieron mucho más de lo esperado. Si lo están dudando, háganlo.”


Nuevos convenios, nuevas oportunidades internacionales

A principios de 2020 se firmaron convenios de cooperación con las siguientes universidades que amplían la internacionalización de la universidad y brindan a la comunidad UCEMA, más y nuevas posibilidades:

  • ICHEC Brussels Management School (Bélgica)
  • Sapienza Universitá di Roma (Italia)
  • Avans University of Applied Sciences (Países Bajos)
  • Burgundy School of Business (Francia)
  • VSE, Vysoká škola ekonomická (Praga)
  • Bahçeşehir University Global (Turquia)

Contacto

Para conocer todos los convenios y las oportunidades internacionales disponibles ingresa a:
ucema.edu.ar/desarrollo-profesional/internacional
Contacto: exchange@ucema.edu.ar

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UCEMA announces the Field Experiments in Economics eWorkshop

JILAEE is pleased to announce an eWorkshop on Field Experiments in Economics from 18-20 August 2020.

The basic objective of this workshop is to provide an introduction to designing and implementing field experiments in economics. The first two days are targeted at graduate students, postdocs, junior faculty, and other early career economists in Latin America, and the last day is targeted at practitioners in firms, government, and NGOs.

Recent years have seen an enormous increase and interest in research using experimental methods in the field to address questions across a broad range of topics in economics. Yet for early career researchers, carrying out a field experiment may be daunting.

During the first two days, the workshop will offer a crash course on designing, implementing, and analyzing field experiments. It will show the potential gains from using field experiments to test economic theory, make causal inference, and inform optimal policies. Participants will leave the workshop with the tools to successfully conduct their own field experiments, and will have the opportunity to present their research ideas and receive feedback.

Evidence-based policies and business practices are no longer an aspirational ‘gold-standard’ of public policy but are now considered the baseline standard for new and ongoing programs. The last day will be devoted to meetings with practitioners in firms, government, and NGOs. We seek to find practitioner partners who are open to new and bold ideas that will revolutionize the way they develop policy, or do business.

During the last day, the workshop will show how field experiments can improve upon A/B testing to lend insights to best practices in public policy and businesses. Additionally, behavioral economics “nudges” use a knowledge of human psychology to develop low-cost solutions for organizations. We will introduce JILAEE and talk about how organizations can benefit from working with our team in a research partnership. Participants will split up into break-out sessions to receive individual attention from our team, and brainstorm novel solutions to their organization’s problems.

We especially encourage applications from graduate students and early career economists from (or interested in doing research in) Latin America.

There is no registration fee for this workshop. Depending on interest we may need to cap numbers.

Workshop Schedule

Day 1

INTRODUCTION TO FIELD EXPERIMENTS IN ECONOMICS Open workshop.

Session 1
Time
9am-9:30am Chicago
11am-11:30am Bs. As

Welcome

John List (University of Chicago) & Julio Elias (Universidad del CEMA)

Session 2
Time
9:30am-10:30am Chicago
11:30am-12:30pm Bs. As.

The Dozen Things Experimental Economists Should Do (More of)

John List (University of Chicago)

Lunch break Student presentations of research ideas

Session 3
Time
11:30am-12:30pm Chicago
1:30pm-2:30pm Bs. As.

The Use and Interpretation of Field Experiments

Julio J. Elias (Universidad del CEMA)

Session 4
Time
12:30pm-1pm Chicago
2:30pm-3pm Bs. As.

Experimental Methods Session I

Karen J. Ye (Queen’s University)

Day 2

THE CRAFT OF FIELD EXPERIMENTS

Session 5
Time
9am-10:30am Chicago
11am-12:30pm Bs. As.

Experimental Methods Session II

Jared Gars (JILAEE) and Julia Seither (Universidad del Rosario)

Lunch break Student presentations of research ideas

Session 6
Time
11:30am-1pm Chicago
1:30pm-3pm Bs. As.

Experimental Methods Session III

Egon Tripodi (University of Essex and JILAEE) & Ana Garcia-Hernandez (Universidad del Rosario, IPA and JILAEE)

Day 3

FIELD DAY

Session 1
Time
9am-9:30am Chicago
11am-11:30am Bs. As.

Welcome

John List (University of Chicago)

Parallel Sessions

Session 7
Time
9:30am-10:30am Chicago
11:30am-12:30pm Bs. As.

Practitioner workshop with firms

Session 8
Time
9:30am-10:30am Chicago
11:30am-12:30pm Bs.As.

Practitioner workshop with governments and NGOs

Lunch break
Time Afternoon: Break-out 1:1 meetings with potential research partners

For further information please click here


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Con la coordinación de destacados académicos, UCEMA inaugura el Foro de la Libertad

Con el objetivo de generar un espacio de debate más en el seno de nuestra casa, en los desafiantes tiempos que vivimos, UCEMA inaugura el Foro de la Libertad, un espacio virtual pensado para que grupos rotativos de intelectuales debatan temas diversos y trascendentales, escapando del clásico debate de coyuntura que impide pensar el largo plazo.

El Foro, inspirado en la metodología de debate del Liberty Fund, será coordinado por un comité formado por Alberto Benegas Lynch (h), Julio Elías, Martín Krause y Edgardo Zablotsky, quienes también participarán de las sesiones. El espacio contará la participación de los integrantes del comité y con cinco participantes rotativos, al menos uno de ellos del exterior, quienes debatirán lecturas elegidas y previamente analizadas en forma individual, vía zoom. Las reuniones serán en forma cuatrimestral y el moderador de los encuentros será el Dr. Zablotsky, en su carácter de rector de UCEMA.

En la primera sesión del Foro de la Libertad participarán, además de los integrantes del comité; Manuel Solanet, director de Políticas Públicas de Libertad y Progreso; Nicolás Cachanosky, profesor asociado de la universidad MSU Denver; Alejandro Chafuén, director ejecutivo internacional de Acton Institute de EE.UU; Martín Lagos, economista e integrante del Consejo Superior de UCEMA y Marcos Gallacher, director del Departamento de Economía Agrícola, Agronegocios y Recursos Naturales de UCEMA.


Participantes

Alberto Benegas Lynch (h) es presidente de la Sección Ciencias Económicas de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Buenos Aires y miembro de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias Económicas. Completó dos doctorados: es Doctor en Economía y también es Doctor en Ciencias de Dirección. Es autor de diecisiete libros y seis más en colaboración. Fue profesor titular por concurso en la Universidad de Buenos Aires y enseñó en cinco Facultades: Ciencias Económicas, Derecho, Ingeniería, Sociología y en el Departamento de Historia de la de Filosofía y Letras. Actualmente es profesor en ESEADE.

Nicolás Cachanosky es Ph.D. in Economics, Suffolk University. Actualmente se desempeña como Associate Professor of Economics en la Metropolitan State University of Denver. Además es Senior Fellow del Sound Money Project en el American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), Profesor Visitante de la UCEMA. y co-editor del journal LIBERTAS: Segunda Época. Actualmente sirve como Vice-President de la Association for Private Enterprise Education (APEE). Su ultimo libro, escrito junto a Peter Lewin (University of Texas at Dallas), se titula Capital and Finance: Theory and History (Routeldge).

Alejandro Chafuén es managing director international de Acton USA. Fue CEO y presidente de Atlas network de 1991 a 2018. Es presidente y fundador del Hispanic American Center of Economic Research; columnista habitual en Wall Street Journal y Forbes; miembro del board de Social Affairs Unit (UK) e integrante de la Mount Pelerin. Es reconocido mundialmente por sus estudios en el pensamiento económico de los tomistas y los escolásticos. Es graduado del Grove City College y la UCA, y tiene un pdh en Economía del International College de California.

Julio Elías es Ph.D. in Economics, University of Chicago y Director de la Maestría en Economía UCEMA.También es Director Ejecutivo del Centro de Economía de la Creatividad UCEMA, e investigador asociado del Center of Excellence on Human Capital and Economic Growth and Development de la Universidad de Búfalo. Fue Visiting Fellow del Becker Friedman Institute de la Universidad de Chicago, y profesor visitante en el Departamento de Economía de la Universidad de Western Ontario, Canadá, entre otros logros.

Marcos Gallacher es Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky y Director del Departamento de Economía Agricola, Recursos Naturales y Agronegocios. Recibió su educación profesional en la Universidad de Buenos Aires (Ingeniero Agrónomo) y en la Universidad de Kentucky (MSc y Ph.D). Ha sido profesor en la Universidad de Buenos Aires, en la Universidad Nacional del Sur y en la Universidad Nacional de San Luis. Realizó trabajos de consultoría para US-AID, Banco Mundial, IICA, FAO y AACREA.

Martín Krause es Dr. en Administración, Univ Católica de La Plata y economista de la UBA. Es profesor en UCEMA, miembro de la Mont Pelerin Society, Académico Adjunto del Cato Institute y del Consejo Académico de la Fundación Libertad y Progreso (Buenos Aires). Ha recibido varios premios y becas entre las que se destaca el Freedom Project de la John Templeton Foundation en 1999 y 2000. Tiene publicados varios libros: El Foro y el Bazar (UFM, 2014); Elementos de Economía Política (La Ley, 2007, en conjunto con Adrián Ravier y Gabriel Zanotti), entre otros.

Martín Lagos es economista de la UCA y MA (candidate) in Economics por la Universidad de Columbia. Integra el Consejo Superior de la Universidad del CEMA, el consejo académico de la Fundación Libertad y Progreso y el consejo de administración de la Fundación Carlos Pellegrini. Fue vicepresidente del BCRA, asesor del Ministerio de Economía, economista jefe de FIEL y del BankBoston, además de haber publicado numerosos artículos e investigaciones. 

Manuel Solanet es director de Políticas Públicas y co fundador de la Fundación Libertad y Progreso. Integra el consejo académico de FIEL. Es ingeniero civil de la UBA y realizó estudios de posgrados en economía en Chile. Es Prosecretario de la Academia de Ciencias Políticas y Morales de la República Argentina. En 1983 fundó la consultora INFUPA, experta en Fusiones y Adquisiones. Es autor de La Hiperinflación de 1989, Apuntos de la Guerra de Malvinas, y compilador de Las Reformas Necesarias para Crecer en Libertad, el libro de Libertad y Progreso.

Edgardo Zablotsky es Ph.D. in Economics, University of Chicago y Rector de la Universidad del CEMA. Es miembro de la Academia Nacional de Educación. Miembro del Consejo Académico de la Fundación Libertad y Progreso, de la Fundación Atlas (Argentina) y del Consejo Consultivo del Instituto Acton (Argentina). Centra su interés en dos campos de research: filantropía no asistencialista y las políticas públicas llevadas a cabo en el área educativa en nuestro país.

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Big Data: desafíos, oportunidades y decepciones

Cada vez que deslizamos nuestros dedos por una pantalla e ingresamos a una página web para hacer una compra o buscar una dirección, cada vez que hacemos un posteo, damos un like o subimos una foto a las redes sociales, cada vez que usamos la tarjeta de crédito, el GPS, cada vez que... estamos generando datos, ¡cantidades espeluznantes de datos espontáneos! (de hecho, en los últimos dos años la humanidad produjo más datos que en toda su historia previa). ¿Adónde van parar? ¿Quién los analiza, los procesa, los usa y para qué? ¿Acaso nos espían? ¿Cómo afectan nuestra vida?

Expositor

Walter Sosa Escudero

Walter Sosa Escudero

PhD in Economics (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Lic. en Economía (UBA), se especializa en econometría y estadística aplicada a cuestiones sociales. Sus trabajos de investigación se encuentran en publicaciones nacionales e internacionales incluyendo Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Economic Inequality y Econometric Theory. Es profesor plenario y director del departamento de economia de la Universidad de San Andrés. Es profesor titular de econometría en la Universidad Nacional de La Plata e investigador invitado del Centro de Estudios Distributivos, Laborales y Sociales (CEDLAS). Visita recurrentemente la Universidad de Illinois, donde dicta clases de grado y posgrado. Agrega a la investigación y docencia una agenda activa de divulgación científica sobre el rol de los datos y las estadisitcas en la sociedad. Fue orador invitado en TEDXRioDeLaPlata y es autor de Big Data y Que es (y que no es) la Estadística (Siglo XXI, Colección Ciencia Que Ladra), además de escribir frecuentemente para los principales diarios argentinos (La Nación y Clarín, entre otros). Ha recibido los premios Fulvio Pagani/ARCOR, Bernardo Houssay, Konex, el Premio EGSO como el mejor profesor del PhD en economía de la Universidad de Illinois y fue elegido por la Fundación BGH como uno de los 100 argentinos innovadores. Fue presidente de la Asociación Argentina de Economía (2012-2014). Es investigador principal del CONICET y miembro titular de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias Economicas.

 

Fecha Cursada Requisito
Fecha
Jueves 30 de julio, 18 h.
Modalidad
Online
Inscripción
Libre, no arancelada, previa inscripción

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UCEMA presente en el congreso Descentralizar

El 30 y 31 de julio UCEMA y Bitcoin Argentina invitan a participar de la primera edición de #DescentralizAR -criptoeconomía y finanzas-. La actividad consta de dos jornadas para reflexionar sobre las nuevas maneras de intercambiar valor. Participarán, entre otros, Diana Mondino, directora de Relaciones Institucionales y profesora de Finanzas en los Master en Dirección de Empresas y Master en Finanzas de la UCEMA.


Para informes e inscripciones, ingresar en www.descentralizar.org

 

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UCEMA INSIGHTS

Our Honoris Causa Degrees

We have awarded doctor’s degrees honoris causa to distinguished personalities that have excelled in their respective disciplines and are representatives of our humanistic philosophy.

Past recipients include:

Juan Carlos de Pablo (2009)

Born in Buenos Aires, he is one of the most influential economists in the country. A graduate from the Argentine Catholic University and Harvard, Dr. De Pablo has been professor at UCEMA since. He is a member of the Argentine Academy of Economic Science. He is the recipient of several awards including Premio Ovidio Giménez, Fundación Ovidio Giménez (1972); Premio Dr Daniel Goytía, Asociación Argentina para el Progreso de las Ciencias (1975); Premio Economía Argentina, Fundación Judía Argentina (1977); Cruz de Plata Esquiú (1981); Premio Konex en Comunicación-periodismo, Fundación Konex (1987); Premio Longines al periodismo destacado (1995); Martín Fierro (1997, 1998, 1999, 2002 y 2006); Santa Clara de Asís, Liga de Madres de Familia (2000); Premio Perfil (2007, 2008, 2010); Premio Tomás Bulat (2015).

Marcos Aguinis (2015)

Born in Buenos Aires in 1935, he is an Argentine doctor, writer and essayist. Trained in medical studies, music and psychoanalysis, his work and his ideas are focused on the notions of independence, democracy and the rejection of authoritarianism. Dr. Aguinis has received several awards including: Premio Planeta (Spain), Fernando Jeno Award (Mexico), National Book Award, Argentina Society of Writers Honor Award, the Pranavananda Swami Award, Esteban Echeverría Award (Free People), the Juan B. Alberdi award (Hispanic American Center for Economic Research). He has a Doctor Honoris Causa degree from Tel Aviv University (2002) and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2010). He was named a Distinguished Writer in Residence at the American University and Public Policy Scholar by the Wilson Center both in Washington, D.C.

Ricardo López Murphy (2015)

After graduating in economics from University of La Plata, Dr. Lopez Murphy attended the University of Chicago and Economics from the University of Chicago and obtained a M.A. degree in economics. For the last three decades he has taught UCEMA, University of La Plata, University of San Andrés, University of Buenos Aires and University of Mar del Plata. He served as Chief Economist of the Latin American Economic Research Foundation (FIEL) during the 1990s. During the presidency of Antonio de la Rúa he was Minister of Defense (1999-2001) and Minister of Economy (2001). In 2003 he was a presidential candidate for RECREAR, a center right coalition, and secured the third place with 15% of the votes. Dr. López Murphy is a prolific writer, author and co-author of numerous books. He has toured Latin America and the world as a speaker and speaker on economic, political and social issues. He currently works as a consultant and economic advisor in Argentina and Latin America.

Víctor J. Elías (2016)

Víctor J. ElíasBorn in Tucumán, Argentina in 1937, Víctor Elías received his undergraduate degree from the National University of Tucumán in 1960, and a MA degree and PhD. in economics from the University of Chicago (1964 and 1969). From 1965 until his retirement Dr. Elías was Professor of Economics at the National University of Tucumán and also served as director of the university's graduate program in economics. He was elected twice President of the Argentine Economic Association (1970-1972 and 1978-1980). He was also the President of the Latin American Standing Committee of the Econometric Society from 1984 to 1986 and again, from 1994 to 1996. Dr. Elias has been a visiting researcher at Torcuato Di Tella Institute in 1965 and 1968, and at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, D.C., as well as a visiting professor at both Harvard (1973) and Stanford (1975, 1988). He was also an advisor to the National Research Council of Argentina Social Science Committee. Dr. Elias is an expert on economic growth. He received the Konex Prize (1996) and the Anita Harberger Prize awarded by the Marroquin Foundation (2003). He is a member of the Argentine Academy of Economics and was a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Father Pedro Opeka (2018)

Father Pedro OpekaIs an Argentine Catholic priest who for the last four decades has been working as a missionary in Madagascar. In 1989 Father Pedro Opeka created a local non-governmental organization called Akamasoa (the good and faithful friends) to continue his work with the Malagasy people. Today Akamasoa sustains about thirty thousand people in 18 villages, among them 10,000 children, who all receive education at one of 37 schools built since its founding. In 2007 France awarded Father Opeka the Legion of Honor.

Fernando Monckeberg Barros (2019)

Is a Chilean surgeon, doctor of medicine specializing in nutrition, professor and researcher at the University of Chile. He is the founder of the Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology of the University of Chile (INTA) and president of the Corporation for Child Nutrition (CONIN). Thanks to his research and the plans he developed to combat malnutrition in underprivileged areas, in the last 50 years, infant mortality in the first year of life in Chile dropped from 180 children per thousand to only seven.

UCEMA Insights

Argentina: Challenges and Opportunities Post Covid and Post Default

Roque Fernández

Roque Fernández

Mr. Fernández holds a Ph. D., Department of Economics, University of Chicago, 1975. He also holds the degree of Doctor en Ciencias Económicas. Departamento de Economía. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Argentina, 1972. Fellowships include: The University of Chicago, Department of Economics, Latin-American Fund. Ford Fundation, 1972 – 1973; Organization of American States, Fellowship for graduate studies in Economics, 1974 – 1975).

He is the President of the Board of Directors of Centro de Estudios Macroeconómicos de Argentina since 1986, and served as Professor of Macroeconomics and International Finance at the Center since 1978, Research Director in 1978 – 1980, and Managing Director, 1980 – 1984.

From 1996 to 1999 he served as Minister of Economy and Public Works and Services. At the Banco Central de la República Argentina he served as Vicepresident (1989), Director (1990) and President (1991-1996). He has also served as World Bank Consultant, Financial Development Division, Industry Department. Research Department and Area Departments, since 1981. He was Visiting Professor, Macroeconomics at the University of Southern California, Department of Economics,1985 – 1987. He was Visiting Professor of Macroeconomics and International Economic Integration at Florida International University, Department of Economics, 1984. He also worked at the International Monetary Fund, Financial Sudies Division, Research Department (1977 – 1978) and Western Hemisphere Department (1976 – 1977); United Nations, Latin American Institute for Economic and Social Planning, Expert in General Economic Policy, 1975 – 1976; Universidad de Chile. Instituto de Economía. Profesor de Econometría, 1976; Universidad Católica de Chile. Instituto de Economía, Profesor de Macroeconomía y Econometría, 1975 – 1976; Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas; Investigador Instituto de Matemática y Estadística, 1969 – 1972; Ministerio de Desarrollo, Gobierno de Córdoba, Jefe de Departamento de Proyectos de Desarrollo. Mr. Fernández authored the following books: Inflación y Estabilidad: El Tipo de Cambio como Instrumento de Estabilización. Joint authorship with Carlos A. Rodriguez. Ediciones Macchi, 1982. Crecer en Libertad: Ensayos en Economía Política. Ediciones el Cronista Comercial, 1987. El Populismo en Argentina y en el Mundo, jointly edited with Emilio Ocampo, CLARIDAD, Ediciones Ucema. He has also published many papers in highly prestigious reviews, newspapers and magazines.

Ricardo López Murphy

Ricardo Lopez Murphy

Leading Authority in Economics and Latin American Affairs.

Professor Ricardo Lopez Murphy is probably best known as a former consultant with the World Bank and International Monetary Fund whose vision and foresight as Argentina’s Finance Minister found support from a large section of the International Business Community.

With a long history of experience in the financial world Professor López Murphy began his prestigious career at the Ministry of Economics in 1975 before becoming chief advisor for the Central Bank of Argentina and shortly thereafter advisor to the Central Bank of Uruguay. In 1984 he became a consultant with the IMF, IDB, UNDP and the World Bank.

During his political career he was Minister of Defense (1999-2001) and briefly Minister of Economy (2001) for the Federal Government of Argentina. He was presidential candidate in two opportunities.

He was Senior Economist at the Latin American Economic Research Foundation. He was professor of economics in the University of La Plata, University of San Andrés and UCEMA in Argentina. He was also professor of economics in the University of Montevideo and in the University of República in Uruguay. He was also professor of economics in the University of St. Gallen, in Switzerland.

His topics include: Monetary Policy, Economic and Fiscal Policy Making, Latin American Economic Perspective, Argentinian Economy, The World Bank Policies in Latin America, Privatization and De-regulation.

Vicente Massot

Vicente Massot

Mr. Massot is a political analyst and historian. He holds a doctoral degree in Political Science from the Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA). He is a member of the National Academy of Moral and Political Sciences. He is the former executive director of the newspaper “La Nueva Provincia” (Bahia Blanca) and was Associate Professor of the Doctoral Program in Political Science at (UCA). During 1993 he served as State Secretary of Defense. He has published fourteen books, mostly on Argentine political history. His most recent book is “Bismarck y la realpolitik” released in 2019.

Luis Tonelli

Luis Tonelli

Mr. Tonelli is a political analyst and university professor. He has a graduate degree in Political Science from Universidad del Salvador (Argentina) and a PhD in Political Science from Oxford University. Since 1985 he teaches political science at universities in Argentine and abroad. Between 2010 and 2016 he was elected three times Head of the Political Science Department at Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA). He served as General Secretary of the Presidency under the administration of Raúl Alfonsín (1983-1989) and as Strategic Plannig Director of the Ministry of Economy during the Presidency of Fernando De la Rúa (1999-2001). He held the University of Salamanca’s Chair of Argentine Studies, received the Chevening Scholarship for Advanced Studies in the UK and was a scholar at the US State Department. He is currently a Professor at Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Universidad Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) and Universidad del CEMA (UCEMA).

Ricardo A. Torres

Mr. Ricardo A. Torres

Mr. Ricardo Torres is one of the four founding shareholders of Pampa Energía, the largest independent integrated energy company in Argentina.

Mr. Torres has been a member of Pampa’s board of directors since November 2005 and serves as Senior Vice-president since 2017. Prior to that post, he served as Co-CEO of Pampa until December 2016. He also serves as Chairman of the board and CEO of Edenor since March 2012.

Prior to Pampa, Mr. Torres was a managing partner at Darwin Inversiones, member of the board and CFO of IRSA since 1993 until 2001, a leading real estate company in Argentina. Mr. Torres has also held a post as a professor of Tax and Finance at the School of Economics of Buenos Aires University.

Born in 1958, Mr. Torres is a Certified Public Accountant graduated from the Buenos Aires University and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Austral University’s Business School.

Also, Mr. Torres is an active advocate in education through Fundación Pampa and Fundación Diciembre charity organizations and participates as a member of NGO Fundación Observatorio Argentinos por la Educación.

Juan José Aranguren

Juan José Aranguren

Current Director of ENERGY Consilium, an energy consulting company.

Director of Studies, Master in Sustainable Energy Development at the Instituto Tecnológico Buenos Aires (ITBA). Mr. Aranguren served as Energy and Mining Minister of the Argentine Republic from December 2015 until June 2018.

He worked at Shell for 37 years, holding positions in Argentina, Australia and the United Kingdom.

In 2003 he was appointed President of Shell Argentina and Vice President of Shell for Latin America until his retirement on 2015. He was President of the Chamber of the Petroleum Industry from 2001 to 2005.

In 2008, the Konex Foundation awarded him with the Merit Diploma and the Konex Platinum Prize as industry leader of the previous decade. In 2009, he was avowed as “Business Leader of the year for the industrial sector” by the local Association of Business Leaders and, in 2013, he was named Argentina´s CEO of the year after a poll carried out by Price Waterhouse Coopers, “El Cronista” Newspaper and “Apertura Magazine” In April 2014 he was named the CEO of the year as a result of a ballot among his peer group conducted by Ernst &Young.

Alejandro Corbacho

Alejandro Corbacho

Mr. Corbacho is a member of the Advisory Council of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) of the University of Connecticut, United States and a member of the Advisory Council of the TAEDA Foundation, Argentina.

He is a specialist in international relations, comparative political analysis, international security and defense, diplomatic and military history. He was a Fulbright, Ford and CONICET fellow. He developed research at the Torcuato Di Tella Institute, CEDES and the University of San Andrés.

He served as a professor at different universities: University of San Andrés, University of Buenos Aires, University of Salvador and at the Military College of the Nation. He was Academic Secretary of the Political Science Degree at the University of Buenos Aires and advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the project "History of Foreign Relations of the Argentine Republic".

Mr. Corbacho has a Degree in Political Science, Universidad del Salvador, Master of Arts in Political Science and Certificate of Latin American Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Connecticut.

Juan Battaleme

Juan Battaleme

BA in Political Science from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) Master of Arts in International Politics from the Latin American Faculty of Social Science (FLACSO) Master of Arts in State Sciences (UCEMA), Associate Professor on International Relation Theory and Technological Impact in International Politics (UBA), Associate Professor in International Politics, and International Security (UCEMA) Academic Head of The Argentinean Council on Foreign Relations (CARI) Professor at the Navy War College on International Relations and Naval Strategy and Air War college Geopolitics and Scenario planning. Chevening Fellow and Fulbright Fellow in International Politics and Security. Former Master Degree Director at National Defense University (2018-2019). Author on International Politics, Defense, Cyberpolicy articles in specialized journals.

Emilio Ocampo

Emilio Ocampo

Emilio Ocampo, 56, is a professor of finance and economic history at UCEMA since 2006. He is also an independent consultant with a career in finance that spans over a quarter of century during which held senior positions at Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Salomon Brothers and Chase Manhattan Bank in London and New York. In 2013 and 2014 he taught an emerging market finance course at NYU’s Stern School of Business. Mr. Ocampo is a member of the academic committee of graduate finance program at UCEMA and leads UCEMA’s fundraising efforts. He is the author and/or co-editor of ten books and numerous articles on finance, history and economics and a regular contributor of op-ed columns in La Nación and Clarin, Argentina’s leading newspapers. He has been actively involved in several not-for-profit and academic initiatives in Argentina and abroad. He is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of Fundación Libertad y Progreso, a public policy think tank based in Buenos Aires. During 2016-2020 he was a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington D.C.). From mid 2007 until late 2012 he was Chairman of the Board of Help Argentina, a not for profit foundation. Mr. Ocampo has an MBA degree from the Booth Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago (1990) and a graduate degree in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires (1985).

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About UCEMA

Our Mission and Values

Founded in 1978, UCEMA is one of Argentina’s leading private universities. It was first founded in 1978 as the Centro de Estudios Macroeconómicos (CEMA) and it became a University in 1995.

Our mission is to educate the country’s future leaders in business, humanities, government and academia with a unique philosophy that is based on three main pillars:

  • Striving to achieve academic standards in line with the world’s best universities, and open debate
  • Ensuring equal opportunity and non-discrimination based on race, gender, religion, political or other opinions, national or social origin or any other status
  • Upholding the principles of individual freedom and responsibility

We currently offer eleven undergraduate programs, eight graduate level programs, three doctorate degrees and several executive education programs.

Many of our faculty hold advanced degrees from some of the world’s top ranked universities and is recognized by the high quality of their research.

We have seven research centers and regularly publish our faculty’s research through our own highly respected working paper series.

Our current student body includes 715 undergraduate students and 969 graduate and postgraduate students.

Our alumni include CEOs of the most important companies operating in Argentina and high ranking professionals in some of the world’s largest multinationals.

Our open campus consists of three buildings located in downtown Buenos Aires.

Our History

Our origins date back to July 1978, when following the initiative and leadership of Nicolas Catena Zapata, CEO of Catena Wines, a group of leading Argentine businessmen that included, among others, Mario Hirsch, Manuel Sacerdote and Carlos Correa, created and funded the Centro de Estudios Macroeconómicos de Argentina (CEMA).

CEMA’s initial objectives were education and applied research. The founders strongly believed that bringing the latest advances in economics and applying them to solve Argentina’s problems would contribute to improve the quality of economic policy and its results.

The first board members the newly created entity were Pedro Pou, Martin Lagos and Orlando Ferreres. All of them would later hold important policymaking positions in the Ministry of Economy and the Central Bank of Argentina.

CEMA’s first hires were Roque Fernández and Carlos Rodriguez, who had both obtained PhDs in Economics at the University of Chicago. Before joining CEMA, Dr. Fernández worked at the IMF in Washington, D.C. and Dr. Rodriguez was a professor at Columbia University in New York.

Thanks to their leadership, within a short period of time CEMA established itself as one of the leading economic research centers in Latin America. In the 1970s and 1980s economists of the caliber of Arnold Harberger, Larry Sjaastad, Jacob A. Frenkel, Rudiger Dornbusch, Carlos Díaz Alejandro, Guillermo Calvo, Leonardo Leiderman and Leonardo Auernheimer participated in CEMA’s research seminars as visiting scholars.

CEMA was a pioneer in postgraduate education in economics, business and finance in Argentina. Its first educational initiative was a graduate program in Economics (MAE), which was shortly followed by an MBA and a Master in Finance Program (MAF).

Over the years, teaching activities progressively expanded into other disciplines, giving birth in 1995 to Universidad del CEMA (UCEMA). The official accreditation process was completed in July 2007.

Our Governance

We are governed by a Board of Trustees whose members are appointed for life.

In April 2018, the Board appointed Edgardo Zablotsky (MAE’83, PhD in Economics, University of Chicago’92) and a member of the Argentine Academy of Education, as UCEMA’s President. It also appointed Antonio Marin, who is also a UCEMA graduate (MBA´97) and a former top executive of LEAR Corporation (Argentina), as Vice President.

The current Chairman of the Board is Roque Fernandez (PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago, former president of the BCRA, and former Minister of Economy). In addition to Dr. Zablostky and Mr. Marin, Board members include: Jorge Ávila (PhD in Economics, University of Chicago, full professor at UCEMA), Nicolás Catena (CEO of Catena Wines), Orlando J. Ferreres (Founder and CEO of OJF y Asociados, former deputy Minister of Economy), Martin Lagos (MA Economics, Columbia University, former Vice President of the Central Bank), Ricardo Lopez Murphy (M.A. Economics, University of Chicago, former Minister of Economy and Defense), Carlos Rodríguez (PhD in Economics, University of Chicago, former President of UCEMA), Manuel Sacerdote (former CEO of Bank of Boston Argentina), Fernando de Santibáñes (PhD in Economics, University of Chicago, former Chairman of Banco de Crédito Argentino), Mario Teijeiro (M.A. Economics, University of Chicago, former General Manager of Banco de Crédito Argentino).

Our Students and Degrees

Our Students

We have a diverse student body that includes 715 undergraduates and 969 postgraduate’s students from all over Argentina, 42% come from eighteen different provinces. We also have students from several Latin American countries, Europe and Asia.

UCEMA has Student Exchange partnerships with more than 50 universities worldwide.

Under this program, we receive every year more than 100 students from abroad, and about 40 UCEMA students travel to attend International Universities.

We have an extensive financial aid program for underprivileged students. Approximately 68% of our undergraduate students have full or half scholarships and 81% of our postgraduate students receive some form of financial aid.

Our Degrees

We offer our undergraduate and graduate students cutting edge scientific knowledge and training in business, applied economics, politics, international relations, economic policy, finance and engineering.

We strive to instill in our students an independent and critical spirit and a worldview places a high priority on individual freedom and responsibility.

At the undergraduate level our offering includes degrees in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Digital Business, Business Analytics, Marketing, Accounting, Computer Engineering, Law, Political Science and International Relations.

We also offer six graduate degrees –MBA, Finance (MAF), Economics (MAE), Agribusiness (MAAB), Project Evaluation (MAPE) and International Studies (MAIS)– two specializations –Finance and Project Management– and doctorates in Business Administration (DBA), Finance (DF) and Economics (DE).

All of our post-graduate and specialization degrees are accredited in Argentina. In addition, the MBA Program has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), a London based global organization founded in 1967 that provides international business school accreditation according to highest quality standards.

In 2019 UCEMA’s Finance Department reached an agreement with Advanced Risk and Portfolio Management (ARPM), a prestigious New York based educational institution founded by Attilio Meucci. ARPM is a pioneer in risk management and portfolio management, and dedicated to promoting quantitative finance education with a focus on asset management, banking, and insurance. The agreement allows our students in the MAF program to take the ARPM Bootcamp as an optional course.

Our Impact

Our Impact on Public Policy

Some of the founders and original research staff of UCEMA played a leading role in the design and implementation of the economic policies that led to Argentina’s extraordinary combination of low inflation and high economic growth during the 1990s.

Orlando Ferreres was appointed Vice Minister of Economy in 1989. In 1991 Dr. Fernández took leave of absence from CEMA and was appointed president of the Central Bank. From 1996 until 1999 he was Argentina’s Minister of Economy. During his tenure at the ministry, Dr. Rodríguez served as his key advisor, and another member of our faculty, Pablo Guidotti (PhD in economics, University of Chicago) served as Deputy Minister of Economy.

Pedro Pou and Martin Lagos, the first members of CEMA’s Board, served respectively as President and Vice President of the Central Bank from 1996 until 2001. Aquiles Almansi (MAE’81), another professor of UCEMA, was a member of the Board of Governors of the Central Bank from 1998 until 2000.

José Luis Espert, a graduate (MAE’89, Phd in Economics’20) and member of our faculty, founded the DESPERTAR Alliance, a center right coalition, and was elected as its presidential candidate in Argentina’s October 2019 elections.

Our Alumni

UCEMA’s alumni network includes over 8,500 professionals in a variety of disciplines disseminated all over the world, of which 6,984 obtained graduate or advanced degrees.

The success of our graduates in Argentina and abroad is a testament to the quality of the education they received at UCEMA.

Our Alumni have achieved leadership positions in the private and public sector and acedemia in Argentina and abroad:

Currrent CEOs

• Christian Albrecht (MAF’03), CEO at DB Schenker Argentina (Buenos Aires)
• Rosario Altgelt (MAE’98) CEO Latam Airlines Argentina (Buenos Aires)
• Javier Bolzico (MAE’91, DE’08) founder of Fit & Proper Consulting, current president of the Argentine Banking Association (ADEBA)
• Alejandro Berney (MBA’92), Group CEO at BYMA Bolsas y Mercados Argentinos (Buenos Aires)
• Vivianne Caumont (MAF'99), CFO Latam South at Citi (Buenos Aires)
• Florencia Davel (MBA'02) General Manager, Latin America at Bristol Myers Squibb (Buenos Aires)
• Marcelo Di Cugno (MAF’97), President/CEO at Allaria Securities and Allaria Asset Management (Miami)
• Sebastián Dieguez (MBA’13), Global Government Affairs Manager at Norwegian Airlines (London)
• Julio Figueroa (MAF’99), CEO Argentina & South America, Citigroup (Buenos Aires)
• Roberto Fuhr (EP’19), CEO at Boreal Technologies (Buenos Aires)
• Pablo Fonolla (MBA’01), CEO at Cobalt Technology Solutions (Texas)
• Patricia Furlong (MBA'01) General Manager & Vice President - Global Commercial Services at American Express (Buenos Aires)
• Martín Galdeano (MBA’04), President and CEO, Ford Motor Company Argentina (Buenos Aires)
• Cristino Javier Goñi (MBA’96), CEO at Ledesma (Buenos Aires)
• Fernando Joselevich (MBA’11), Country Manager Argentina & Latam at Costa Crociere S.p.A (Buenos Aires)
• Alejandro Emmanuel Lacanau (MBA’13), CFO at Petróleos Sudamericanos Energy (Buenos Aires)
• Agustín Lamas (MBA'10), Country President & General Manager at AstraZeneca (Buenos Aires)
• Sergio Lew (MAF’95), CEO Banco Santander Río (Buenos Aires)
• Juan Marotta (MAB’01), CEO at HSBC Bank Argentina (Buenos Aires)
• Gustavo Manriquez (MAF’96), General Manager at Banco Macro (Buenos Aires)
• Ernesto Mendizabal (MAF’00), CEO at OLX Autos Argentina (Buenos Aires)
• Erica Molinero (MBA’02), CEO at Sony Mobile South America (Buenos Aires)
• Luciano Morad (MAF’01), CEO, Pilay S.A. (Buenos Aires)
• Antonio Mosteiro (MBA’97), CEO of The Clorox Company (Buenos Aires)
• Santiago Moure (EP’07), CEO at Addeco Group-Perú (Lima)
• Damian Nachtajler (MBA'03), CFO at Hilton Argentina (Buenos Aires)
• Marcelo Otermin (MAF’96), Chairman and CEO at ICBC Investments Argentina (Buenos Aires)
• Gastón Pérez Izquierdo (MBA’05), CEO at Bodegas Catena Zapata (Buenos Aires)
• Diego Rivero (MAF’95), President at Octagon Argentina (Buenos Aires)
• Guy Rodriguez - MBA 1994 - Chairman Nissan Latin America at Nissan Motor Corporation
• Mariano Rodríguez Giesso (MBA’88), CEO at Giesso (Buenos Aires)
• Juan Rodríguez Nouche (MBA’91), Chief Executive Officer - Grupo Bahia Energía (Buenos Aires). Former CEO Arcor Group (2013-2015).
• Sergio Rotondo (MBA’11), President at Golden Mining (Buenos Aires)
• Gustavo Salischiker (MAF’01), CEO Citigroup Chile (Santiago)
• Pablo Sibila (MBA’99), CEO at Renault Argentina (Buenos Aires)
• Valeria Sica (MBA’03), Global Trade Product Development Head at Citi (New York)
• Gabriel Vidal (MAF’93), CEO at AR Vida Seguros (Buenos Aires)
• Ignacio Vivas (BBA’09 - CPA’11), CEO at C5N Noticias (Buenos Aires)
• Mauricio Zanatta (EP’04), CEO at Prudential Seguros S.A. (Buenos Aires)
• Martin Zarich (MAE’86), CEO of Banco BBVA-Frances (Buenos Aires)
• Rodrigo Zavala (MBA’04), CEO Americas PUMA Energy (Puerto Rico)

Entrepreneurs

• Ramiro Alem (MBA’02), Co-Founder & CEO at InverTUR (Buenos Aires)
• Martin Migoya (MBA’97), co-founder and CEO, Globant (Buenos Aires)
• Marcelo Mindlin (MADE´84), co founder and Chairman of Pampa Energía (Buenos Aires) (va en la categoría CEOs)
• Cecilia Retegui (MBA’03), co founder and CEO at Zolvers (Buenos Aires)
• William Samedy (MAF’03), Founder and CEO, High Crown (New York)
• Francisco Santolo (MBA’12), Founder and CEO at Scalabl (Buenos Aires)

Finance:

• Pablo Albina (MAB’95), Country Head Argentina & Uruguay / Head of Investments, Latin America at Schroders (Buenos Aires)
• Alejandro Bedoya (MAF’91), Deputy General Manager, Banco de Valores (Buenos Aires)
• Klaus R Bohner (MAB’96), Co-founding partner of Metro Capital (Buenos Aires)
• Gabriel Botto (MAF’97), Global Ventures, General Manager – Finance, The Coca Cola Company (Atlanta)
• Luciano Buyo (MAF’01), Head Portfolio Manager Latin American Equities, Santander Asset Management (London)
• Alejo Czerwonko (BEc’07), Chief Investment Officer, Emerging Markets Americas, UBS Global Wealth Management (New York)
• Guillermo Girard (MAF’96), Chief Investment Officer, Zurich Insurance Mexico (Mexico City)
• María José Noguera (MAF’11), Senior Vice President-Credit Markets, Itau BBA USA Securities Inc (New York)
• Santiago Víctor Redondo (MAF’04), Chief Financial Officer - Global Operations, Baker Hughes (Houston, TX)
• Mauro Roca (MAE’02), Managing Director, The TCW Group (New York)
• Gustavo de Rosa (MAB’97), Chief Financial Officer, Inter-American Development Bank (Washington, D.C.)
• Gabriel Roitman (MAB’96), Managing Director, Head of Latam Client Coverage, Deutsche Bank (New York)
• David Sekiguchi (MAE’90), Partner and Chief Strategy Officer, QFR Capital Management (New York)
• Leslie Shih (MAF’98), Regional Finance Director & CFO Americas at Russell Reynolds Associates (New York)
• Sebastián Sommer (MAB’99), Director Recap Investments (New York)
• Silvina Vatnick (MAE’83), co-Founder and Partner, Global Outcomes (Washington, D.C.)

Academia:

• Eric Árias (BIR’09), Assistant Professor, Department of Government, College of William & Mary
• Marina Halac (BE’01), Professor, Department of Economics, Yale University
• Germán Gieczewski (BE’09), Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, Princeton University.
• Guillermo Noguera (BE’01), Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, Yale University
• Gustavo Torrens (MAE’05), Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Indiana University (Bloomington)
• Martin Uribe (MAE’88), Professor of Economics. Columbia University, and Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

Government and Public Sector

• Sergio Julián Barrios (DF’20), Deputy Head Portfolio Management Unit, Central Bank of Argentina (Buenos Aires).
• Gabriel Delgado (MAF’00, DF’08) former Secretary of Agriculture, Republic of Argentina (2013-2015).
• Valentín Díaz Gilligan (MAF’02), former Deputy Chief of Staff, Presidency of the Republic of Argentina (2015-2018).
• Gustavo Kippes (MAE’83), former Chief Planning Officer at AySA.
• Gabriel Lopetegui (MAE’93), former Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (Washington, D.C.)
• Eduardo Macchiavelli (MBA’04), former Minister of Environment and Public Spaces and National Secretary at PRO Party.
• José Luis Maia (MAE’86), Former Director of Macroeconomic Policy of the Ministry of Economy.
• Federico Pretzel (MAE’05, MAF’14), Advisor, Secretary of Energy, Republic of Argentina (2018-present).
• Matias Sala (BBA’11, CPA’13), Director of Planning and Coordination, Government of the City of Buenos Aires (2016-present)
• Rodrigo Sbarra (MAF’10), Advisor to the Chief of Cabinet, Ministry of Economic Development of the City of Buenos Aires (2012-present)

Our Faculty

We currently have 34 full time professors, 58% of which have graduate or post-graduate degrees from top-ranked universities in Europe or the United States.

Over the years we have hosted seminar or conferences by some of the world’s leading economists. The list includes:

  • Guillermo Calvo, Professor of Economics, International and Public Affairs, and Director of the Program in Economic Policy Management (PEPM), Columbia University.

  • Deirdre Mc Closkey, Professor of Economics, History, English and Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago.

  • Edmund Phelps, Director of the Center on Capitalism and Society, Columbia University, Nobel Prize in Economics (2006)

  • Alvin Roth, Professor of Economics, Stanford University and Professor of Economics and Business Administration Emeritus, Harvard. Nobel Prize in Economics, (2012)

  • Hugo Sonnenschein, Professor Emeritus in Economics and the College, Chicago University.

  • John Taylor, Professor of Economics, Stanford University. Former Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs.

During the Northern hemisphere summer, academics from the US and Europe come to Buenos Aires to teach short courses or seminars at UCEMA. In recent years, the list has included the following:

  • Fernando López Álvez, Professor of Sociology, University of California-Santa Barbara.

  • Nicolás Cachanosky, Associate Professor of Economics, Metropolitan State University of Denver.

  • Germán Gieczewski, (BE’09), Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, Princeton University.

  • Federico Guerrero, Associate Professor of Economics, College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno.

  • Marina Halac. (BE’01), Professor of Economics, Yale University.

  • Guillermo Noguera (BE’01), Senior Lecturer, Yale University.

  • Stephanie Schmitt-Grohé, Professor of Economics, Columbia University and research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and CEPR.

  • Gustavo Torrens (MAE’05), Assistant Professor of Economics, Indiana University.

  • Martin Uribe (MAE’88), Professor of Economics, Columbia University and Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

  • Carlos Waisman, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of California-San Diego.

In 2020 together with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation we launched the Naumann Chair, a forum for prestigious intellectual and political leaders to discuss current issues at the local and global levels. The Naumann Chair is coordinated by Dr. Lars André Richter and Lic. Juan Manuel Agüero, respectively representative and project coordinator of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Argentina.

Our Research

We have long been recognized for the high quality of our faculty’s research in economics and finance.

Since 1979 we have published faculty research as working papers in our own Serie Documentos de Trabajo (SDT) edited by Jorge Streb (PhD in Economics, University of California-Berkeley). UCEMA SDT currently ranks #11 worldwide according to the scores published Ideas/Repec Aggregate Rankings for the last ten years.

UCEMA working papers are currently ranked 11th, according to statistics of published by IDEAS (RePEc), the largest online bibliographic database dedicated to economics. UCEMA’s working paper series includes works authored by Leonardo Auernheimer, Larry Sjaastad, Jacob A. Frenkel, Guillermo Calvo and Carlos Díaz Alejandro.

In 1998 we launched the Journal of Applied Economics (JAE), a peer-reviewed academic journal that focused on applied issues in micro and macroeconomics. Routledge acquired it in 2018 and converted it into a fully open-access journal. The JAE is currently published by Taylor & Francis.

In 2010 we launched the Center for the Economics of Creativity, a joint effort of Julio Elias and David Galenson, professor of economics at The University of Chicago, who since its founding has served as Academic Director. Dr. Galenson visits Argentina regularly to participate in the Center’s events and seminars.

We currently have seven research centers that hold regular seminars and conferences on a variety of economic, business and political issues both at the national and international level:

  • Center for Applied Economics (CEA) under the direction of Jorge Ávila.
  • Center for Research in Management, Entrepreneurship and Investments (CIMEeI), under the direction of Sergio Nardini.
  • Center for the Economics of Creativity (CEC), under the direction of David Galenson.
  • Center for Studies in Banking and Finance, under the direction of Emiliano Delfau, Miguel Delfiner and David Melmerstein.
  • Center for Sectoral Studies and Business Performance directed by Antonio Marin.
  • Center for the Study of Economic History (CEHE), directed by Emilio Ocampo.
  • Foreign Policy Observer led by Andrés Cisneros y Alejandro Corbacho.
  • Center for Studies in Neuromanagement under the direction of Alejandra Falco.

In 2018 we launched Ediciones UCEMA, our own university press, with the objective of publishing works that contribute to the general public’s understanding of Argentina’s problems.

In 2019 we reached an agreement with the University of Chicago to launch the Joint Initiative for Latin American Experimental Economics (LAEE). The Initiative will be based in Buenos Aires and co-directed by John List, Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics of the University of Chicago and Julio Elías, Director of the Master's Program in Economics at UCEMA.

Our Honoris Causa Degrees

We have awarded doctor’s degrees honoris causa to distinguished personalities that have excelled in their respective disciplines and are representatives of our humanistic philosophy.

Past recipients include:

Juan Carlos de Pablo (2009)

Born in Buenos Aires, he is one of the most influential economists in the country. A graduate from the Argentine Catholic University and Harvard, Dr. De Pablo has been professor at UCEMA since. He is a member of the Argentine Academy of Economic Science. He is the recipient of several awards including Premio Ovidio Giménez, Fundación Ovidio Giménez (1972); Premio Dr Daniel Goytía, Asociación Argentina para el Progreso de las Ciencias (1975); Premio Economía Argentina, Fundación Judía Argentina (1977); Cruz de Plata Esquiú (1981); Premio Konex en Comunicación-periodismo, Fundación Konex (1987); Premio Longines al periodismo destacado (1995); Martín Fierro (1997, 1998, 1999, 2002 y 2006); Santa Clara de Asís, Liga de Madres de Familia (2000); Premio Perfil (2007, 2008, 2010); Premio Tomás Bulat (2015).

Marcos Aguinis (2015)

Born in Buenos Aires in 1935, he is an Argentine doctor, writer and essayist. Trained in medical studies, music and psychoanalysis, his work and his ideas are focused on the notions of independence, democracy and the rejection of authoritarianism. Dr. Aguinis has received several awards including: Premio Planeta (Spain), Fernando Jeno Award (Mexico), National Book Award, Argentina Society of Writers Honor Award, the Pranavananda Swami Award, Esteban Echeverría Award (Free People), the Juan B. Alberdi award (Hispanic American Center for Economic Research). He has a Doctor Honoris Causa degree from Tel Aviv University (2002) and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2010). He was named a Distinguished Writer in Residence at the American University and Public Policy Scholar by the Wilson Center both in Washington, D.C.

Ricardo López Murphy (2015)

After graduating in economics from University of La Plata, Dr. Lopez Murphy attended the University of Chicago and Economics from the University of Chicago and obtained a M.A. degree in economics. For the last three decades he has taught UCEMA, University of La Plata, University of San Andrés, University of Buenos Aires and University of Mar del Plata. He served as Chief Economist of the Latin American Economic Research Foundation (FIEL) during the 1990s. During the presidency of Antonio de la Rúa he was Minister of Defense (1999-2001) and Minister of Economy (2001). In 2003 he was a presidential candidate for RECREAR, a center right coalition, and secured the third place with 15% of the votes. Dr. López Murphy is a prolific writer, author and co-author of numerous books. He has toured Latin America and the world as a speaker and speaker on economic, political and social issues. He currently works as a consultant and economic advisor in Argentina and Latin America.

Víctor J. Elías (2016)

Víctor J. ElíasBorn in Tucumán, Argentina in 1937, Víctor Elías received his undergraduate degree from the National University of Tucumán in 1960, and a MA degree and PhD. in economics from the University of Chicago (1964 and 1969). From 1965 until his retirement Dr. Elías was Professor of Economics at the National University of Tucumán and also served as director of the university's graduate program in economics. He was elected twice President of the Argentine Economic Association (1970-1972 and 1978-1980). He was also the President of the Latin American Standing Committee of the Econometric Society from 1984 to 1986 and again, from 1994 to 1996. Dr. Elias has been a visiting researcher at Torcuato Di Tella Institute in 1965 and 1968, and at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, D.C., as well as a visiting professor at both Harvard (1973) and Stanford (1975, 1988). He was also an advisor to the National Research Council of Argentina Social Science Committee. Dr. Elias is an expert on economic growth. He received the Konex Prize (1996) and the Anita Harberger Prize awarded by the Marroquin Foundation (2003). He is a member of the Argentine Academy of Economics and was a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Father Pedro Opeka (2018)

Father Pedro OpekaIs an Argentine Catholic priest who for the last four decades has been working as a missionary in Madagascar. In 1989 Father Pedro Opeka created a local non-governmental organization called Akamasoa (the good and faithful friends) to continue his work with the Malagasy people. Today Akamasoa sustains about thirty thousand people in 18 villages, among them 10,000 children, who all receive education at one of 37 schools built since its founding. In 2007 France awarded Father Opeka the Legion of Honor.

Fernando Monckeberg Barros (2019)

Is a Chilean surgeon, doctor of medicine specializing in nutrition, professor and researcher at the University of Chile. He is the founder of the Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology of the University of Chile (INTA) and president of the Corporation for Child Nutrition (CONIN). Thanks to his research and the plans he developed to combat malnutrition in underprivileged areas, in the last 50 years, infant mortality in the first year of life in Chile dropped from 180 children per thousand to only seven.