Jorge Salazar-Carrillo, PhD

Jorge Salazar-Carrillo

Title: Economics Professor
Company: Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, Florida International University
Location: Coral Gables, Florida, United States

Jorge Salazar-Carrillo, PhD, economics professor at the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs of Florida International University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements and leadership in economics education.

Born in Cuba and living under a communist regime, Dr. Salazar-Carrillo fled the country under persecution during his final term at the University of Havana Law School. He immigrated to the United States in 1960, having earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami Business School two years earlier. Driven by a fervent interest in how economies affect developed and underdeveloped nations, he pursued advanced studies at the University of California Berkeley, obtaining a master’s degree in economics in 1964 and a PhD in economics in 1967. This distinguished Dr. Salazar-Carrillo as the second person in Cuban history to receive a PhD in his field.

In addition to attaining formal academic degrees, Dr. Salazar-Carrillo was also certified in economic development and planning by the University of California Berkeley in 1964. He joined the faculty of Florida International University (FIU) in 1980, where he is active as a professor in the Department of Economics at the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. Dr. Salazar-Carrillo also served as the director of the institution’s Research Centre on Economics. Prior to his affiliation with FIU, he was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and worked as a professorial lecturer at Georgetown University. In addition, he has contributed his knowledge as an expert witness in U.S. courts.

Dr. Salazar-Carrillo is proud of his extensive catalog of published work. His written work includes authoring “Wage Structure in Latin America” in 1982, “Oil and Development of Venezuela During the Twentieth Century” in 1994, “Cuba: From Economic Take-Off to Collapse Under Castro” in 2015 and “The Miami Dade County Economy” in 2019, among numerous others. He also contributed as a co-author of myriad titles, such as “Trade, Debt and Growth in Latin America” in 1984, “Prices for Estimation in Cuba” in 1985, “World Comparisons of Incomes, Prices and Product” in 1988 and “Capital Markets, Growth and Economic Policy in Latin America” in 1999. Among his myriad achievements, Dr. Salazar-Carrillo considers his family to be the most important part of his life.

Dr. Salazar-Carrillo has maintained memberships to numerous professional organizations, including serving as the first vice president of the Collegium of Cuban Economists, the director of the Cuban Banking Study Group and a member of the Econometric Society of Latin America, the American Economic Association, the National Association of Forensic Economists and the International Association of Energy Economists. As a further testament to his success, Dr. Salazar-Carrillo has been selected for inclusion in numerous editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who in the World.

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