Ricardo J. Sanchez
Ricardo J. Sanchez is an economist graduated from the University of Salvador, Argentina, in 1983. Postgraduate studies: PhD in Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina and MSc in Economics and Administration of Public Utilities from the University Carlos III in Madrid, Spain. Ricardo is an internationally recognised expert in shipping and port economics, as well as in transport and infrastructure, with special focus on the region of Latin America and the Caribbean. He has worked either professionally or academically in 28 out of the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean along 30 years, as well as in Europe and Asia. His main research interests are shipping and port economics, including industrial organization applied to shipping markets, port devolution and the maritime cycle. He holds more than 175 publications among books, chapters in books, peer reviewed articles, working papers, etc. He is a Senior Economic Affairs Officer at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (UN-ECLAC), Division of International Trade and Integration. Main duties: to lead a high level professional team to conduct research and to provide technical assistance and training to governments and public and private organisations, on the matters of infrastructure, maritime, ports and logistics affairs. Member of the following academic and professional associations: the International Association of Maritime Economics (IAME), the International Navigation Association (PIANC), the Port Performance Research Network (PPRN), and the Argentine Association of Political Economy (AAEP). Between 2006 and 2011 was a member of the Council of IAME. Currently is a member of PORTECONOMICS.EU, and Academic advisor of American Association of Port Authorities, Latin-American delegation.