IDS Emeritus Fellow joins Chilean Central Bank Board

Published on 15 March 2022

IDS Emeritus Professorial Fellow Stephany Griffiths-Jones has been appointed to the Board of the Central Bank of Chile, after receiving 32 votes in favour from the Chilean Senate. A highly regarded economist, Stephany was unanimously voted onto the board, with no abstentions or votes against.

Stephany will become the third woman to join the Board of Chilean Central Bank in its nearly one-hundred-year history. The five person Board defines monetary policy, and makes important inputs into financial stability and regulation. Stephany is currently an IDS Emeritus Fellow, as well as financial markets director at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue in New York. She has previously held the position of deputy director of International Finance at the Commonwealth Secretariat and has worked within the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Stephany is an economist specialising in international finance and development, with an emphasis on reform of the international financial system, specifically in relation to financial regulation, global governance, and international capital flows. She was previously a Professorial Fellow at IDS and holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge. She has published over 25 books and written many scholarly and journalistic articles. One of her books, edited jointly with José Antonio Ocampo and Joseph Stiglitz is “Moment for the visible hand. Lessons from the 2008 crisis″, was published in 2010.

IDS Alumni, and Chilean senator, Ricardo Lagos Weber (PPD), commented

Stephany is an internationally recognized academic, an expert in finance, in stabilization policies, particularly with emerging economies.”

He continued

“…when I did my Masters at the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Sussex… she was my supervisor. I have no doubt that she will contribute to the demanding work carried out by the Central Bank and to the challenges that it  faces in the coming years. She has an up-to-date look regarding the needs that are required for Chile”.


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