SUBREGIÓN DEL CONO SUR
Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California
Hernan Galperin (Ph.D., Stanford University) is Associate Professor at the Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina) and Director of its Centre for Technology and Society. Dr. Galperin is also Steering Committee member for DIRSI, an ICT policy research consortium for Latin America and the Caribbean. An expert on telecommunications policy and development, Dr. Galperin leads a number of research projects related to the regulation and development impact of new information and communication technologies in Latin America, funded by a variety of foundations and international donors such as IDRC, ECLAC, USAID and UNDP. He has published extensively in major journals such as Telecommunications Policy, info, The Information Society, and Information Technologies and International Development (ITID). His most recent books are “Beyond connectivity: Broadband in Latin America” (ECLAC, 2013) and “Mobile Communications and Socioeconomic Development in Latin America,” co-authored with Dr. Manuel Castells and Dr. Mireia Fernandez-Ardèvol (Ariel, 2011).
Instituto de Estudios Peruanos
Roxana Barrantes (Ph.D. in Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) She is Senior Researcher and Principal Researcher at Instituto de Estudios Peruanos and Associate Professor at the Department of Economics of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). She is a member of the Steering Committee of DIRSI, member of the Scientific Committee for the IDRC-supported PICTURE Project in Africa, member of the Advisory Committee for LACEEP (Latin America and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program), and Advisory Committee member of the Master’s Program in Business Law at PUCP. A former member of the Peruvian Telecommunications Regulator Board of Directors, Dr. Barrantes has served as Advisor and Consultant to other Regulatory Agencies in Peru, the Ombudsman Office, and IADB. She has published extensively in Peru.
SUBREGIÓN DE MÉXICO Y AMÉRICA CENTRAL
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económica
Judith Mariscal (Ph.D., LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT in Austin) She is a professor and researcher at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Economica (CIDE) where she is Director of the Telecommunications Research Program, Telecom-CIDE. Her current research focuses on ICT regulatory and public policies.
María Fernanda Viecens
Universidad de San Andrés
M. Fernanda Viecens (Ph.D., Economics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) is a Research Associate, Center for Technology and Society at the Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina). She has published in journals such as Information Economics and Policy, Review of Network Economics, Telecommunications Policy and Info. The journal of policy, regulation and strategy for telecommunications, information and media. She has been guest editor of special issues in the journals Info. The journal of policy, regulation and strategy for telecommunications, information and media and ICE Magazine, Government of Spain. She has also been a researcher at the Foundation for Applied Economic Studies (FEDEA, Madrid).