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Leonidas Montes

Leonidas Montes

Leon Montes earned his Ph.D. and M.Phil. in economics at the University of Cambridge (Kings College) and his Industrial Civil Engineer, B.A. in philosophy and M.A. in political science at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. From 2010–12, he was Chairman of the Board of Televisión Nacional de Chile and he served on the Good Practices Committee of the Santiago Stock Exchange from 2008–14. He was Dean of the School of Government, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (2008–14), a senior research fellow at the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University (2014–15), and he currently is Adam Smith Professor at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.

His area of research has focused on Adam Smith’s thought and the intellectual context of the 18th Century, with a special emphasis on the Scottish Enlightenment. He is interested in topics related to the history of economic thought, methodology, and political theory.

Montes is a member of the Board and the Executive Committee of Centro de Estudios Públicos (CEP). He was member of the Executive Committee of the History of Economics Society (HES). Currently he is member of the Board of the International Adam Smith Society (IASS). He is regular columnist for La Tercera and La Segunda, participating actively in Chilean public debate. 

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