Rafael Augusto Cortez Valdivia
1994 …2024

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Professional profile

Professor of the Department of Economics and researcher of the Universidad del Pacífico  Research Center. He is a PhD and Master of Science in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota (United States). He has a Licenciatura (professional license) and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Universidad del Pacífico. He completed a postdoctoral stay at the Economic Growth Center of Yale University. He has over 20 years’ experience in economic research and in the design of governance arrangements for the best performance of health and social protection systems. He has served as a senior economist and manager of investment and research projects at the World Bank. As an international expert in health economics, he led and contributed to loan operations and conducted technical assistance and health research studies in more than 15 countries in South Asia, Latin America, Europe, Central Asia, and African regions. He has teaching experience in the Economics undergraduate program and in the Graduate School of Universidad del Pacífico. Visiting professor at the Universidad Publica de Navarra, Universidad de Zaragoza, University College London, Tulane University and Georgetown University. He has participated as a speaker at international conferences and directed research in health economics and poverty alleviation strategies in Peru commissioned by PAHO, UNICEF, IDB, JICA and USAID.

 

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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education

PhD in Economics, PhD in Applied Economics, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

19901994

Master in Sciences, Applied Economics, Master in Sciences, Applied Economics, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

19891990

Licenciado en Economía, Licenciado en Economía, Universidad del Pacífico

1986

Bachiller en Economía, Bachiller en Economía, Universidad del Pacífico

1984

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