Miguel Castilla

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Luis Miguel Castilla Rubio
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Minister of Economy and Finance
In office
28 July 2011 – 14 September 2014
President Ollanta Humala
Preceded by Ismael Benavides
Succeeded by Alonso Segura Vasi
Deputy Minister of the Treasury
In office
28 January 2010 – 16 July 2011[1][2]
President Alan García
Preceded by José Arista
Succeeded by Fernando Toledo Arburúa
Personal details
Born 31 October 1968
Lima, Peru
Political party Humalista
Alma mater Johns Hopkins University
McGill University

Luis Miguel Castilla Rubio is a Peruvian economist and politician. He was the Minister of Economy and Finance of Peru, serving under President Ollanta Humala.[3]

Educated in North America, and bilingual in Spanish and English, Miguel Castilla holds a B.A. with Honors in Economics and Business Administration from the McGill University in Montreal, Canada, a Master and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and has taken a course in the Global Crisis and Financial Reform Program at Harvard University. He has held the positions of consultant to the World Bank vice president for North Africa and the Middle East, adviser to the executive chair of the Andean Development Corporation (CAF), and director of the Bank of the Nation of Peru. Castilla is also a member of the Inter-American Dialogue.[4] He has also been a lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University and the University of the Pacific in Lima.[3][5]

In the administration of President Alan García, Castilla has served as deputy minister of Finance under minister Mercedes Aráoz from January 2010 to July 2011.[5] On 28 July 2011, newly elected President Ollanta Humala appointed him as Minister of Economy and Finance. The choice of Castilla – who is characterised as an orthodox pro-market economist[6] – was estimated as a sign for Humala's intention to pursue a reasonable and moderate economic policy and to remove the fears of a radical shift to the left.[7]

Castilla says that Sovereign Wealth Funds are a new source of funding. [8]


  1. ^ http://elcomercio.pe/economia/406032/noticia-ministerio-economia-finanzas-designo-al-nuevo-viceministro-hacienda
  2. ^ http://elcomercio.pe/politica/878886/noticia-renuncio-viceministro-hacienda-lo-vocean-como-ministro-humala
  3. ^ a b "Humala designa: Salomón Lerner asumirá jefatura del gabinete y Miguel Castilla dirigirá el MEF", América Economia (in Spanish), 21 July 2011, retrieved 1 Aug 2011 
  4. ^ "Inter-American Dialogue | Experts". www.thedialogue.org. Retrieved 2017-04-11. 
  5. ^ a b "Luis Miguel Castilla Rubio, Biografía y Hoja de Vida - Ministro de Economía y Finanzas del Gobierno de Ollanta Humala y Gana Perú 2011", Perú DeGanadores (in Spanish), 22 July 2011, retrieved 1 Aug 2011 
  6. ^ "Peruvian president-elect names orthodox pro-business in key cabinet posts", MercoPress, 21 July 2011, retrieved 5 Aug 2011 
  7. ^ Moffett, Matt; Kozak, Robert (22 July 2011), "Peru Leader Taps Moderate Cabinet", The Wall Street Journal, retrieved 4 Aug 2011 
  8. ^ Arreaza, Adriana; Castilla, Luis Miguel; Fernández, Cristina (2009). "The Coming of Age of Sovereign Wealth Funds". Global Journal of Emerging Market Economies. 1 (1): 25–41. doi:10.1177/097491010800100103. ISSN 0974-9101. 

Preceded by
Ismael Benavides
Minister of Economy and Finance of Peru
July 28, 2011 – Sep 14, 2014
Succeeded by
Alonso Segura Vasi