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Fred H. Sanderson Professor

Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies

Established in 2010 in honor of Fred H. Sanderson

FRED SANDERSON was an economist with the Department of State for 28 years, served on two presidential commissions, and was a recipient of the Rockefeller Public Service Award. He was a Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future, National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy and the Brookings Institution. He authored several articles and books, including Trends and Prospects in India (1980) and Japan’s Food Prospects and Policies (1978). He was also the editor of Agricultural Protectionism in the Industrialized World.

In 1973, Sanderson began teaching European economics at SAIS and was intensely proud of the school, stating at one point that it is “the best school of international affairs anywhere; none other equals SAIS in scope, quality, or influence.” In 2000 he was awarded The Heritage Award which honors alumni and friends of Johns Hopkins who have contributed outstanding service over an extended period to the progress of the University or the activities of the Alumni Association. He remained a friend of SAIS until his death in 2010.

Held by Carlos A. Vegh

CARLOS A. VEGH is the Fred H. Sanderson Professor of International Economics at Johns Hopkins University, where he is jointly appointed in the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC and the Department of Economics in the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS) in Baltimore. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and Chief Editor of Economia (the journal of the Latin-American and Caribbean Economic Association, LACEA).

He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1987 and spent the early years of his career at the IMF’s Research Department. From 1995 to 2013, he was a tenured Professor first at UCLA and then at the University of Maryland. At UCLA, he was also the Vice-Chair for Undergraduate Studies. He has been co-editor of the Journal of International Economics and the Journal of Development Economics, the leading journals in their respective fields. He has published extensively in leading academic journals on monetary and fiscal policy in developing and emerging countries. He has co-edited a volume in honor of Guillermo Calvo (MIT Press) and published a graduate textbook on open economy macroeconomics for developing countries (MIT Press). Vegh has been a consultant for the IMF, World Bank, IDB, and many Central Banks around the world.