Carlos Jarque

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Carlos M. Jarque Uribe (Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican economist and politician, currently the CEO of FCC (Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas), a leading Spanish construction and services firm, member of the IBEX 35.

He was previously the Representative of the Inter-American Development Bank to Europe and Principal Advisor to the President of the IDB.

Carlos M. Jarque holds a Bachelor's degree in Actuarial Science, from Anahuac University of Mexico. He then obtained a Graduate Diploma and a Master's Degree from The London School of Economics and Political Science. He also undertook graduate studies in planning and economic policy at the University of Oslo. He holds a Doctorate in Economics from the Australian National University, and obtained a post-doctorate in Econometrics at Harvard University. He received an Honorary Doctorate from Anahuac University. He has also received the President Benito Juárez Medal, and the Adolf Quetelet Medal.

Carlos M. Jarque began his work as Director of Economic Studies at Teléfonos de México (now Telmex) in 1982. He then was Chief of Statistics of Mexico at the Planning Ministry, in charge of the national economic and social information systems. In 1987, he was appointed Director of the International Statistical Institute. He was elected Chairman of the United Nations Statistical Commission, and President of the U.N. Cartographic Conference.

For nearly 11 years, he was President of the National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics (INEGI) of Mexico, which is in charge of statistical and geographic information, as well as being responsible for the national policy on Information Technology. During his mandate, he led the modernization of the Geographical and Statistical Information Systems of Mexico, proposed the IT national policy, directed eight national censuses (economic, agricultural, population and housing), and directed a program of land titling for half of the national territory. He was also in charge of the information technology transition of the year 2000 for Mexico.

From 1995 to 2000, he was Secretary of the National Development Plan of Mexico, which constituted the Government Program of President Ernesto Zedillo, elaborated with wide public consultation, and including as main objectives: Sovereignty, Rule of Law, Democratic Development, Social Welfare and Economic Growth.

He was Secretary (Minister) of Social Development of Mexico, position in which he remained until the end of the administration in December 2000. In this capacity, he led a wide range of social programs (including those for poverty reduction), and urban and regional development initiatives.

From January 2001 to December 2005, he directed the Sustainable Development Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (in charge of the Bank's development policies and strategies), and from December 2005 to August 2007, he was the Secretary of the IDB (supporting the governance of the IDB Group). Between 2007 and 2012 he was the IDB Representative in Europe and Principal Adviser of the IDB President, participating in Summits of Heads of State.[1]

Carlos M. Jarque is the author of over a hundred academic articles on economics, social development, planning and technology. According to a CIDE study, he is the most frequently quoted Mexican economist in international professional journals.[2] He is well known for his work on model specification testing,[3][4] and is also well cited for his studies on optimum stratification in multivariate sampling.[5] He has also written on economic and social policies and strategies,[6] as well as a recent volume on the Diplomacy of Summits of Heads of State.[7]

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  1. ^ "Activity Report for the IDB Office in Europe 2012"
  2. ^ Producción científica e impacto de los economistas académicos en México [1]
  3. ^ Carlos M. Jarque and Anil K. Bera, Efficient tests for normality, homoscedasticity and serial independence of regression residuals [2]
  4. ^ Carlos M. Jarque and Anil K. Bera, A Test for Normality of Observations and Regression Residuals,
  5. ^ Carlos M. Jarque, A solution to the problem of Optimum Stratification in Multivariate Sampling,
  6. ^ See, for example, Carlos M. Jarque and Luis Tellez, El combate a la inflación : el éxito de la fórmula mexicana, [3]
  7. ^ Carlos M. Jarque, María Salvadora Ortiz and Carlos Quenan (editors), América Latina y la Diplomacia de Cumbres, "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-09-13. Retrieved 2012-04-05. 

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