Felipe Larraín

Finance Minister, Chile

Felipe Larraín is the minister of finance of Chile. He held the same position during President Sebastián Piñera’s first administration between March 2010 and March 2014. Larraín was also vice president of Chile in February 2014. He has experience as an international consultant, academic, editor, and has authored 14 books and over 120 professional articles. Larraín was director of the Latin American Center for Economic and Social Policies and professor of economics at Universidad Católica de Chile between March 2014 and March 2018. Previously, he was the Robert F. Kennedy visiting professor of Latin American Studies at Harvard University. Since 1985, Larraín served as an economic advisor to several governments of the region, including Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela. He was also a faculty fellow of the World Economic Forum. Larraín was a consultant to the United Nations, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. In June 2014, he became a member of the UN’s Leadership Council for the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Larraín has a PhD and a master’s in economics from Harvard University, as well as a bacherlor's in economics from the Universidad Católica de Chile.