Prof. Mario Blejer is Vice Chairman of Banco Hipotecario (an Argentinian mortgage bank), and Visiting Professor of Economics and Business at San Andrés University in Buenos Aires.
Blejer sits on the board of Argentinian petroleum company YPF and real estate investment group IRSA. He is on the Advisory Board of the International Economics Programme of the Royal Institute of International Affairs; and a panel member on the World Economy and Finance Research Programme, at the Economic and Social Research Council in London.
Previously, from 2003 to 2007, Blejer was the former Director of the Centre for Central Banking Studies at the Bank of England and from 2001 to 2002, he was Governor and Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Argentina.
Prior to this, Blejer worked for 21 years at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the Asian, European, Monetary and Exchange, Fiscal and Research Departments. He has also served as Walter Rathenau Professor of Economics at the Hebrew University, and Assistant Professor of Economics at Boston University.
Blejer completed his studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the University of Chicago.