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Alfredo ThorneAlfredo E. Thorne

Managing Director, Director of Economic & Policy Research
JPMorgan Chase Bank
Mexico City

Mr. Thorne is a Managing Director, at the Global Research Department in JPMorgan Chase Bank.  He is responsible for conducting economic research on Mexico and Latin America and advising internal and external clients on economic and market developments. His research is published in JPMorgan’s weekly Global Data Watch, the quarterly World Financial Markets and is the editor of Mexico’s Weekly Monitor. He is also a columnist of the bi-weekly Poder magazine published in Mexico City. Latin Finance magazine voted him as the “Best Mexican Economist” in 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2001, Institutional Investor Magazine awarded his Latin Economics Team the first place in 2000 and 2001 and the second place in 2002, and in 1997 Time Magazine invited him to join its Latin American Editorial Board of Economists.

Before joining JPMorgan in May 1995, Mr. Thorne worked for eight years at the World Bank and in his last assignment he was the Senior Country Economist for Mexico. He was responsible for conducting the macroeconomic dialogue between the World Bank and the Government of Mexico before, during, and after the December 1994 currency crisis. He drafted special reports on macroeconomics and monetary policy issues. Before 1993 and for 5 years, he worked as a Senior Financial Economist and was responsible for advising former socialist countries in their transition form centrally-planned to market economies. He had direct experience in most Central European countries, Russia and Kazakhstan.

Mr. Thorne is graduated from Oxford University in 1987, where he got a PhD in economics and from Cambridge University in 1982, where he got a Masters degree also in economics. Before, he studied economics at the Catholic University, in Lima, Perú, his home country. He has two children, Hannah and Nicolas, and is fluent in Spanish and English.

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