About Professor José Antonio Ocampo

José Antonio Ocampo is Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs, co-President of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD) and Member of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. He is also Chair of the Committee for Development Policy of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and Chair of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT). He teaches at Universidad de los Andes and other Colombian universities. He has occupied numerous positions at the United Nations and in his native Colombia, including UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and Minister of Finance and Minister of Agriculture.

Read blogs by José Antonio Ocampo

Time for a UN agreement on carbon pricing

The IMF and the capital account: Another step forward but still out of step

Least Developed Country graduation: Past, present and future

An excellent but incomplete IMF decision

Significant but insufficient progress in financial support for developing countries

Financial integrity for sustainable development

The dramatic Latin American crisis