Joseph Ramos is Professor (Full) of the Department of Economics of the University of Chile. He is a specialist in labor economics, development and macroeconomics. He was Dean of its School of Economics and Business Administration between 2002 and 2006. Before returning full time to the university in 1999, he worked for 27 years in international organizations in Latin America. From 1972-1981 he was senior economist in the ILO’s Regional Employment Program for Lain America and the Caribbean advising governments of the region on employment and wage policies. From 1982 to 1998 he was senior economist in the UN’s Economic Commission for Latin America and eventually Director of its Division of Production, productivity and Entrepreneurship advising governments and writing policy papers on macroeconomics, competitiveness and industrial policies. He is author or co-author of 7 books and over 50 articles in international journals of repute. His latest book is Políticas de Empleo e Institucionalidad Laboral para el Siglo XXI (Employment Policies and Labor Market Institutions for the 21st Century), Santiago 2003.
Labour Economics, Macroeconomics, Development.