Mancera Aguayo was born in Mexico City, and is the son of Rafael Mancera Ortiz and María Luisa Aguayo Cendejas. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and a master's degree in economics from Yale University.
Before joining the public sector, Mancera worked at the Bank of Commerce (nowadays BBVA Bancomer, 1953 – 1955) and taught several courses at the Escuela Libre de Derecho (1956 – 1957). He was also a member of the faculty of the ITAM (1958 – 1965) and the Latin American Center of Monetary Studies (CEMLA, 1962 – 1964).
He joined the Mexican central bank (Banxico) in 1957 and 25 years later was appointed general director by President Miguel de la Madrid. During the 1980s, he faced one of the toughest economic crisis in the history of Mexico and in the early 1990s he launched a new national currency, the Mexican Nuevo Peso.
- Diccionario biográfico del gobierno mexicano, Ed. Fondo de Cultura Económica, Mexico, 1992.
- (Spanish) Biography at the Latin American Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee (CLAAF).
|This biography of a Mexican economist is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|