JosÃ© DarÃo Uribe
|José Darío Uribe|
|Employer||Central Bank of Colombia|
José Darío Uribe has been governor of the Central Bank of Colombia (Banco de la República) since 2005 and has recently, like most governors of frontier market central banks, overseen a round of official interest rate cutting since the financial crisis of fall 2008. Uribe holds two higher degrees in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Uribe first joined Colombia's central bank in 1993 as chief economist of its economics research department, was promoted to deputy governor in January 1998 and later became governor in January 2005. He began his career as an academic and university administrator before joining the National Planning Department as chief of its Global Programming Unit briefly prior to his 1989-1992 studies at the University of Illinois.
Uribe most recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Ph.D. in economics in 1992 after earning a Masters in Economics from that college in 1989.
Uribe's utterences on the Colombian economy have grown increasingly significant to the country's investors as the CBC looks set to continue its recent round of interest rate cuts. He was recently quoted as saying that the Colombian economy would likely shrink in the first quarter of 2009 after the CBC admitted that the economy had shrunk faster than the central bank's analysts had anticipated.
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