Dr. Moncayo, Edgard

Associate Research Fellow
01/07/2009 to 31/12/2016
Biographical Statement 

Dr. Edgard Moncayo was an Associate Research Fellow at UNU-CRIS in Bruges since 2009 until the end of December 2016. He is also the Director of the Center of Economic Studies in the School of Economics of the Universidad Central, Bogotá, Colombia.

Previously he has worked as Director of the Colombia's Delegation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean - ECLAC (1997-2001), Member of the Andean Pact Board (1982-1985) - currently the General Secretariat Andean Community of Nations -, General Director of the Colombian Institute of Foreign Trade (1979-1982), Economic Secretary of the President of Colombia (1978) and Economic Counselor of the Colombian Embassy in Washington DC (1975-1977).

He has been also actively involved both in consultancy and academic work with international organisations such as the Corporación Andina de Fomento, IDB, USAID and World Bank.

Edgard Moncayo obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University, a Master’s in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University and a PhD from the National University of Colombia. He has been a visiting fellow at Oxford University and a visiting professor at Universidad Nacional Autóma de México and Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Santa Fe, Argentina). In Colombia he lectures at several universities. His areas of interest are international trade and economic integration, industrial development and regional and urban economics.

He is a member of the Colombian Academy of Economic Sciences, the Colombian Academy of Geographic Sciences and the Board of Directors of the Colombian Chapter of the International Regional Science Association. He has authored a dozen of books and a number of articles mainly in Latin American journals.