Chief Economist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel took the position of OECD Chief Economist and Head of the Economics Department, in September 2008. Prior to that, he spent 12 years as Chief of Economic Research at the Central Bank of Chile, and before that, he was Principal Economist in the Research Department of the World Bank. Since 2004, Mr Schmidt-Hebbel has been a Full Professor of Economics at the Catholic University of Chile. In 2007-08 he was President of the Chilean Economic Association.
Mr Schmidt-Hebbel is widely published in the field of macroeconomics, monetary policy, international finance, economic growth, and development. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a MA in Economics from the Catholic University of Chile.