Jorge Ivan Canales-Kriljenko is a Senior Economist in the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund. He holds a PhD and a masters degree from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree at Universidad del Pacifico in Lima Peru.
Roberto García-Saltos is a Senior Economist in the Western Hemisphere Department of the IMF working on macroeconomic issues affecting Latin American and Caribbean region. His current research interests include monetary policy, macro modeling of linkages between financial and real sector, managing banking crisis and international spillovers of shocks. At the IMF he participated in numerous IMF program and surveillance missions and contributed to country and policy reports for Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala. Before joining the Fund he was the head of the Research Department at the Central Bank of Ecuador. Mr. Garcia-Saltos holds a PhD in economics from Texas A&M University and a MA in economics from ITAM (Mexico)
Robert Rennhack, Assistant Director in the IMF's Western Hemisphere Department, has been involved with Latin America for the past 20 years, working closely with Colombia, Central America, Bolivia and Chile. Most recently he headed the Regional Studies Division that writes the Regional Economic Outlook. He received his graduate training in Economics at Yale University and earned his BA at the University of Michigan,