Emilio Ocampo is an independent economist and historian based in Buenos Aires and a senior associate (non-resident) in the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. His professional background includes 20 years of experience in international finance at Chase Manhattan Bank, Salomon Brothers, Citigroup, and Morgan Stanley, and as an independent M&A advisor. He is a finance professor at UCEMA University since 2007. During the fall of 2013-2014, he taught emerging markets finance at NYU’s Stern School of Business. He is the author of seven books and numerous academic papers on finance, economics, and history with a special emphasis on populism and economic development. He designed TWIN ©, a “tail wind” index published monthly by the UCEMA that measures whether conditions in the international financial and commodity markets are favorable for the development of the Argentine economy. He also designed an index to measure the intensity of economic populism in Argentina. Mr. Ocampo writes regularly for La Nación and Clarín, Argentina’s two leading newspapers. His book The Emperor’s Last Campaign: A Napoleonic Empire in America received the best book of the year award in 2009 by the International Napoleonic Society. He is a member of the Academic Committee of UCEMA’s Master of Finance program and the Academic Advisory Board of Fundación Libertad y Progreso, a public policy think tank based in Buenos Aires. He is also a fellow of the International Napoleonic Society since 2010. Mr. Ocampo has been invited to give conferences and seminars at the Beijing Forum, the Argentine Academy of History, CUDES, and the Argentine Academy of Moral Sciences. From mid-2007 to late 2012, he was Chairman of the Board of HelpArgentina, a New York based 501(c.3) not-for-profit organization that promotes social investment in Argentina.
Mr. Ocampo has an MBA degree from the Booth Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago (1990) and a graduate degree in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires (1985).