Trustee, BBVA Microfinance Foundation
Claudio González-Vega has been a member of the Foundation's Board of Trustees since its creation. Professor Emeritus at Ohio State University, he is internationally known as one of the major authorities on finance and development and, in particular, for the analysis, promotion and regulation of microfinance. An economist and lawyer by training, González-Vega holds a master's degree in economics from the London School of Economics and a PhD in economics from Stanford University (California). He was dean of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Costa Rica and one of the founders of the Academia de Centroamérica. For three decades, he was professor of Economics as well as of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics and director of the Rural Finance Program at Ohio State University.