Luis Arce

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Luis Arce
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Minister of Economics and Public Finance
In office
23 January 2006 – 24 June 2017
PresidentEvo Morales
Preceded byLuis Carlos Jemio
Succeeded byMario Alberto Guillén Suárez
In office
23 January 2019 – 10 November 2019
PresidentEvo Morales
Preceded byMario Alberto Guillén Suárez
Succeeded byJosé Luis Parada Rivero
Personal details
Luis Alberto Arce Catacora

(1963-09-28) 28 September 1963 (age 56)
La Paz, Bolivia
Political partyMovement for Socialism
Alma materHigher University of San

University of Warwick

Luis Alberto Arce Catacora (born 28 September 1963) is a Bolivian politician who served as the Minister of Economy and Public Finance under President Evo Morales.[1] He is the presidential candidate of MAS-IPSP in the 2020-2025 election in Bolivia.[2]

He has a Master in Sciences in Economics Sciences from Warwick University[3] in the UK,[4] where he lived there between 1996 and 1997. Previously in 1991, he graduated as Bachelor in Economics from the Mayor of San Andres University (UMSA). He also graduated as an accountant from the Bank Education Institute in 1984 and speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Appointed in 2006, he oversaw the nationalization of hydrocarbon, telecommunications, and mining companies in the country, as well as the creation of the Bank of the South.[5]

In 2011, the American Economy Magazine, placed Minister Arce Catacora among the best Ministers of Economy in the region, from a total of 18.

Crowded International Organization have highlighted his work driving the Bolivian Economy since 2006. The Wall Street Journal consider him the calling card in the Bolivian Leader’s Re-Election.[6]

He has been invited to speak in recognized Universities around the world: Harvard University, Columbia University, American University, Pittsburgh University.[7]

He has 3 children: Luis Marcelo, Rafael Ernesto and Camila Daniela.


  1. ^ Bolivian-American Chamber of Commerce[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Evo anuncia que Luis Arce será el candidato a la Presidencia por el MAS". El Deber. 20 January 2020. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 January 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ United Kingdom
  5. ^ Bolivian-American Chamber of Commerce[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Bolivian Leader's Re-Election Calling Card: Socialist Economy Minister". Wall Street Journal. 9 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Arce expuso el modelo económico en Harvard" (in Spanish). Página Siete. 5 September 2014.
Political offices
Preceded by
Luis Carlos Jemio
Minister of Economics and Finance
2006–2019 Luis Arce Catacora