Urquidi, Víctor (1919–2001)

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Urquidi, Víctor (1919–2001)

Víctor Urquidi was a Mexican economist and educator. The son of a diplomat, Urquidi graduated from the London School of Economics in 1940. He joined the Bank of Mexico and worked closely with Raúl Prebisch in the 1950s, directing the Mexican office of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America. During the 1940s and 1950s, he directed El Trimestre Económico, a leading economic journal, and served as an adviser to Mexican finance minister Antonio Ortiz Mena, before taking over the presidency of the Colegio de México. He produced a generation of top economists, and was inducted into Mexico's prestigious National College in 1960. He became a member of the Club of Rome.

See alsoColegio de México; Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); Economic Development; Ortiz Mena, Antonio; Prebisch, Raúl.


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