Carlos A. Vegh is the Fred H. Sanderson Professor of International Economics at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the Department of Economics in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins UniversityIn 2021, he was the recipient of the Carlos Diaz-Alejandro Award (for lifelong scholarly contributions to the study of economic issues related to Latin America), awarded by the Latin America and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA).  He was the World Bank Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean from February 2017 to July 2019, while on leave from Johns Hopkins.  He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and an invited member of the Academia Nacional de Economia (Uruguay).  He was a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.  

He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1987.  He spent the early years of his career at the IMF’s Research Department. From 1995 to 2013, he was a tenured Professor first at UCLA and then at the University of Maryland. At UCLA, he was also the Vice-Chair for Undergraduate Studies. He has been co-editor of the Journal of International Economics and the Journal of Development Economics, the leading journals in their respective fields, and Chief Editor of Economia (the journal of LACEA).  He has published extensively in leading academic journals on monetary and fiscal policy in developing and emerging countries. He has co-edited a volume in honor of Guillermo Calvo (MIT Press) and published a graduate textbook on open economy macroeconomics for developing countries (MIT Press).  His findings and views have been widely featured in the international press, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Economist, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Reuters, among many others.  He has been a consultant to many policy institutions, including the IMF, World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank.