Gonzalo Islas


Gonzalo Islas is a full time Professor and Undergraduate Studies Vice Dean at the Business School of the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.
Professor Islas was an executive of the Superintendency of AFP- the first comprehensive pension system managed entirely by the private sector-serving in the area of capital market regulation. He has also worked as a consultant for Chilean government institutions and the International Labor Office.

Currently his research is related to Economic History, in particular to the evolution of Corporate Governance practices and Business Groups over time. He has presented his research at national and international economics congresses.

Amongst the awards and acknowledgements he has received are: the UAI Prize for Teaching Excellence in 2008 and 2009, Bradley Foundation Graduate Fellowship (2005), All-UC Economic History Fellowship (2004) and the UCLA Economics Department Fellowship (2003-2006).

Gonzalo Islas has also worked as referee for Fondecyt projects, Conicyt scholarships, and academic journals such as The Business History Review and the Journal of Business Research and consultant for Chilean companies in antitrust issues. He is also a member of the board of the Chilean Economic Society.

Education
PhD and M.A. in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles.
Business Administration. Major: Economics, Universidad de Chile.

Interests
Economic History, Corporate Governance, Economics of Anti-Trust, and Industrial Organization.