Dr. Arturo Porzecanski, Distinguished Economist in Residence at American University's School of International Service, is an expert in international finance, emerging markets and Latin American economics. He taught previously at Columbia University, New York University, and Williams College, but is a late arrival to academia, having spent most of his professional career working as an international economist on Wall Street.
He was chief economist for emerging markets at ABN AMRO (2000-2005), chief economist for the Americas at ING Bank (1994-2000), chief emerging-markets economist at Kidder, Peabody & Co. (1992-1993), chief economist at Republic National Bank of New York (1989-1992), and senior economist at J.P. Morgan Bank (1977-1989) research economist at the Center for Latin American Monetary Studies in Mexico City (1975-1976), and visiting economist at the International Monetary Fund (1973).
Since 2006, he carries out and publishes research in international finance and provides consulting services to legal and financial firms, as well as to U.S. government agencies and multilateral institutions. He also serves as a Dispute Resolution Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.