Fernando Borraz has a PhD in Economics from Georgetown University. Fernando research is in policy evaluation, development economics and applied microeconomics. He is a researcher at the Central Bank of Uruguay and professor at the University of the Republic and the Universsity of Montevideo. He received the first prize of the National Prize in Economics in 2004, granted by the University of the Republic in Uruguay. He also received the first prize in the 2011 Inter-American Award for Research in Social Security granted by the Inter-American Conference on Social Security.
Dr. Raul L. Katz is Director of Business Strategy Research at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information and an Adjunct Professor in the Finance and Economics Division at Columbia Business School. He is also President of Telecom Advisory Services (www.teleadvs.com), a boutique firm that advises technology clients in the fields of strategy, regulation and business development. In 2004, Dr. Katz retired as a Lead Partner at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he was a member of the firm’s Leadership Team and Head of the US and Latin America Telecommunication practices.
During his career, he has worked extensively in the planning and development of high technology businesses, particularly telecommunications. Dr. Katz managed projects in the areas of demand forecasting, scenario planning, competitive analysis, market-entry strategy, customer loyalty and new product development. He has led engagements in all continents, advising governments on telecommunications universal service policies, carrier privatization, industry liberalization and national broadband strategies. In the last three years, Dr. Katz has been particularly focused on analyzing the economic impact of broadband and ICT.
María Fernanda Viecens
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).
Fernando Callorda has a BA in Economics from the Universidad de San Andrés and a MA in Economics from the same university (ABD). He currently works as a Regular Assistant Professor of Statistics and Finances in the ESEADE (Argentina) and as a professor in the Universidad Nacional de la Matanza (Argentina). He is also involved in research projects in the Centro de Tecnologia y Sociedad (Universidad de San Andrés). He has previously taught courses on Economy, Finances and Statistics in the Universidad de San Andrés and the Universidad de Morón and management training courses in Argentina and Ecuador.
In addition, Fernando Callorda works as a consultant with Telecom Advisory Services, where he took part in some projects in the investigation of the impact of the ICT Plan in Colombia, the impact of broadband technology in the countries of the Middle East (for the International Telecommunication Union), the impact onf the capital investment in broadband development in the United States and the development of the National Broadband Plan of Ecuador. He has previously worked in the auditory area in Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and he was an external consultant of the International Telecommunication Union.
Jorge A. Ortega
Álvaro Hopkins B.
Juan M. Gallego
Juan Miguel Gallego (PhD) Full Professor at the Economics Department- Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia. He studied economics at Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín- Colombia. He holds a Msc in Economics and a PhD in economics from the Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) in France. In the last five years he has been working on socioeconomic indicators in developing countries like Mozambique and Colombia. Recently he is working on Innovation issues like the relation between innovation, ICTs and productivity; persistence of innovation in manufacturing and service firms in developing economies. His most recent publications are Labour Migration and Social Networks Participation in Southern Mozambique at Economica (LSE); Xenophobic attacks, migration intentions, and networks: evidence from the South of Africa at Journal of Population Economics; A firm level analysis of ICT adoption in an emerging economy: evidence from the Colombian manufacturing industries at Industrial Corporate Change; and Innovation and Productivity in the Colombian Service Industry at IDB publications.
Universidad de Brasilia
Marcio Iorio Aranha is a tenured professor of constitutional and administrative law at the University of Brasilia School of Law. He is currently the director of the Center on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice at University of Brasilia School of Law (www.ndsr.org), and the principal law researcher at the Communications Policy Research Center (www.ccom-unb.org). He founded and currently coordinates the Telecommunications Law Research Group (www.getel.org), where he is the chief editor of the Law, State and Telecommunications Review (RDET). Mr. Aranha teaches at the graduate and undergraduate programs of Law at University of Brasilia on the subjects of Constitutional and Administrative Law, General Theory of Public Law, Regulatory Theory and Practice, and Telecommunications Law.
Instituto de Estudios Peruanos
Universidad de San Andrés
Luis Fernando Gamboa
Universidad del Rosario
Universidad del Rosario
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas
Roberto Muñoz Lagos