Alejandro Foxley

Chile |  President, Corporación de Estudios para Latinoamérica (CIEPLAN)

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Finance

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Alejandro Foxley is a former foreign affairs and finance minister of Chile. He is founding president of the Corporación de Estudios para Latinoamérica (CIEPLAN) in Santiago, Chile, and was previously a senior associate in the Carnegie International Economics Program.

Before serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2009, he was a senator of Chile between 1998 and 2006, serving as chairman of the Finance Committee and the Permanent Joint Budget Committee. Previously, while Minister of Finance from 1990 to 1994, he concurrently served as a governor of the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank. From 1998 until 2002 Foxley served as a member of the Carnegie Economic Reform Network (CERN), a distinguished group of former ministers and other senior policy makers who played key roles in advancing market-oriented economic reforms in developing and transitional economies. From 1982 to 1989 he was Helen Kellogg Professor of Economics and International Development at the University of Notre Dame, and between 1973 and 1985 he was a visiting professor at the University of California, San Diego; MIT; Berkeley; Oxford; and the University of Sussex.

Foxley has been honored by the governments of France, Peru, Austria, Brazil, and Spain for his contributions to the field of economics. He is a former president and member of the board of directors of CIEPLAN, a think tank based in Santiago, Chile, and is the author or editor of 15 books on economics, economic development, and democracy.


Foxley joined the Dialogue as a Member in 1985.