Carlos Alberto Amat y Leon Chávez

1976 …2022

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Professor of the Department of Economics and Finance and the Graduate School of Universidad del Pacífico. He has a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Wisconsin University, a Master of Science in Economics from Iowa State University and is an agricultural engineer from Universidad Nacional Agraria de la Molina. Among his research, the following stand out: The economic system and the State; The changes in the economy of the families of Metropolitan Lima: 1972-1985; Simulation of an alternative macroeconomic policy; The Inviability of the Neoliberal Model to Control Inflation; Let's build citizenship and a more humane habitat; Milk: from war to concertation; among others. His main publications are: Our daily Peru: nine essays to discuss and decide; Distribution of family income in Peru; Living standards and social groups in Peru; The family as a work unit; Food in Peru; The uneven development of the regions of Peru; Regionalization as a development strategy; The importance of the public sector in the Peruvian economy; among others. He has been Dean of the School of Economics at Universidad del Pacífico, minister of agriculture, consultant for UNICEF, and consultant for the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). He is an Honorary Member of the Engineers College and the Economists College of Peru and has been decorated for his support for the conservation of the natural resources of the Cordillera Azul by The Founders' Council of the Field Museum.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Magíster en Ingeniería Agrónoma, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sep 1973

Magíster en Economía, Iowa State University

16 Aug 1973

Ingeniero Agrónomo, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina

15 Dec 1970

Bachiller en Ciencias Agronómicas, Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina

Sep 1962

Researching Topics

  • Economic policy
  • Development and emerging economies
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Economic growth
  • Mining and industries
  • Cultural studies
  • Public management

Teaching Topics

  • Agroindustrial economics
  • Public policies
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Public finance
  • Sustainable production systems


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