Integrated Disability and Retirement Systems in Chile

Policy Reports | International | Social Security | Welfare

No. 302
Saturday, September 01, 2007
by Estelle James and Augusto Iglesias

About the Authors

Estelle James is principal author of Averting the Old Age Crisis: Policies to Protect the Old and Promote Growth (Washington, D.C.: World Bank and Oxford University Press, 1994) and is currently a consultant to the World Bank and other organizations.  She was previously Lead Economist in the Research Department of the World Bank and Director of its Flagship Course on Social Security Reform.  She also served as a member of the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security in the United States.  Before joining the World Bank in 1991, she was a professor of economics at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, where she also served as chair of the Economics Department and Provost, Social and Behavioral Sciences.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Augusto Iglesias is a senior partner of PrimAmérica Consultores and consultant to the World Bank and other organizations.  He recently served on the President's Council for Pension Reform in Chile.  He teaches Economics at the Universidad de Los Andes (Chile) and is member of the Academic Council of the Institute for Banking Studies in Chile.  He previously served as research manager at A.F.P. Habitat S.A., and as assistant professor in economics, Catholic University of Chile.  He received a graduate degree in economics from the Catholic University of Chile and a Master of Science degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles



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