Domingo Cavallo has been Robert F. Kennedy Professor of Latin American Studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University since September 2003. He was born in San Francisco, in the Province of Cordoba, Argentina, in 1946. He received his primary, secondary and undergraduate education from Argentine public schools and universities. After graduating with degrees in public accounting and economics from the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba (UNC), at the age of 21 he earned a Doctorate in Economics from the same university.
Upon graduation, he was awarded the UNC's top honor, a gold medal for best academic performance of the year. At age 24, he was named Director of the Bank of Cordoba, Mexico. In 1977, he received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. He was the Visiting Professor in International Business and Economics at the Stern School of Business at New York University from 2002 to 2003. He founded his business consulting firm.
Since 2002, Dr. Cavallo has given conferences in many universities and institutions, including the University of Michigan, Columbia, Princeton, Georgetown, Stanford, Colorado, Boston, Boston College, Amherst College, Clark, NYU and Harvard. Former Minister Cavallo has received decorations from governments of more than 20 countries. Dr. Cavallo has been a recipient of numerous honorary degrees from universities such as the University of Bologna, the Universit' Paris 1 Panth'on-Sorbonne, the University of Turin, Ben Gurion University and the University of Genoa. He is Correspondent Member of the Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences of Spain and a member of the Group of Thirty.
Dr. Cavallo is the author of several books, including Volver a Crecer, Econom'a en Tiempos de Crisis, La Argentina Que Pudo Ser, El Desaf'o Federal, El Peso de la Verdad and Pasi'n por Crear.