Emilio Ocampo

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Americas Program
Associated Programs: Americas Program

Emilio Ocampo is a senior associate with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. He is an independent economist and historian based in Buenos Aires and a professor of finance and economic history at UCEMA University. In the fall of 2013 and 2014, he taught at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is chairman of the UCEMA’s Fundraising Committee and 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. From 2007-2012, he was chairman of the Board of HelpArgentina, a New York-based nonprofit organization that promotes philanthropy in Argentina. His professional background includes 20 years of experience in international finance at Chase Manhattan, Salomon Brothers, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and as an independent mergers and acquisitions advisor. He has written or co-edited nine books and numerous academic papers on history, finance, and the impact of populism on economic development. He also writes regularly for La Nación and Clarín, Argentina’s two leading newspapers. His book, The Emperor’s Last Campaign: A Napoleonic Empire in America (University of Alabama Press, 2009) was named the best book of the year by the International Napoleonic Society in 2009. Mr. Ocampo has an M.B.A. degree from the Booth School of Business of the University of Chicago (1990) and a graduate degree in economics from the University of Buenos Aires (1985).