A look into the life of leading economist Christian Broda.

When it comes to leading voices in world economics Prof. Christian Broda is one of them. The present managing director of Duquesne Capital Management has quite a lot of feathers in his cap that make him so renowned, and his opinion valued when it comes to matters of world economics.

Currently based in New York, Christian Broda has over the course of his life held various titles and esteemed positions, both academic and professional. In these positions, he has been sought to offer advice and solutions both financial and economic that face the world. All this, of course, has to be founded on a good educational background.

Prof. Broda’s journey as an academician can be traced back to Argentina where he earned his first degree in Economics from Universidad de San Andres (Suma Cum Laude) in Jan 1997. From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he attained his Masters and Ph.D.in economic in May 1999 and June 2001. With his advancements in education have come many professional engagements.

His first professional post was with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in the International Research Department between the years 2001 and 2004. After which he was made an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago. Teaching at the Booth School of Business between the years, 2005-2010 and being awarded tenure in 2008. He has also served as the Chief International Economist for the Lehman Brothers/Barclays Capital. Working for the bank between the years, 2008 and 2009.

So exemplary is his work that he has been the recipient of numerous awards. Among these, are two National Science Foundation (NSF) grants for supporting his research as well as being named the James S. Kemper Foundation Scholar for the year 2006.
As well, he is an Editor with a few of the World’s leading economic publications. He holds the Rank of Associate Editor with The IMF Economic Review, as well as a similar position from the year 2006 to present with the Journal of Development Economics.

Having published numerous economic papers, his work continues to spread, and his opinion shared. And having been published in journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Economics (quarterly) and the Journal of International Economics he can be classified as an opinion leader in the field.

He is also a member of various professional bodies including the American Economic Association, Economia Journal, Latin America and Caribbean Economic Association to name but just a few. The goals of all these journals revolving around how to strengthen the economics profession.

To add on to these responsibilities, Christian Broda is also a family man, married with two kids. How he juggles all these responsibilities though is a story for another day.

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