Laudatio of Vittorio Corbo
Vittorio Corbo is one of Latin America’s outstanding economists and like some of his peers in the region his contributions and his influence includes academia but goes well beyond academia. While academic economists in developed countries tend to focus more narrowly on research and teaching the diversity of social demands and professional opportunities for first-rate economists is much larger in the developing world. Vittorio’s 40 years of post-graduate career span a large range of contributions commensurate with his broad talents and his enthusiasm for taking up new challenges. Hence I will refer to Vittorio’s work and achievements as researcher teacher policy maker and advisor. And obviously I will end by referring to Vittorio as a wonderful human being. But let me start with his early years.