Laura Alfaro is the Warren Alpert Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. She served as Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy in Costa Rica from 2010-2012.
At Harvard, Alfaro is also a faculty research associate in the National Bureau of Economic Research’s International Macroeconomics and Finance Program, a member of the Latin-American Financial Regulatory Committee , a faculty associate at Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and member of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies’ policy committee.
In 2008, Alfaro was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Alfaro is the author of multiple articles published in leading academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of International Economics, and of Harvard Business School cases related to the field of international economics and in particular international capital flows, foreign direct investment, sovereign debt and emerging markets.