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PhD. Raúl Hopkins

Professor / Researcher

University of London


Professor Hopkins is Ph. D. in Economics, University of London, UK. Master in Development Economics, University of Sussex, UK. Bachelor and Bachelor of Economics, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru.


With regards to his professional experience, he has served as a consultant for various international organizations among which we may include the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); Oxfam International (United Kingdom); Department for International Development (DFID); The Overseas Development Institute (ODI); Novib (The Netherlands); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).He has been lead investigator at the Institute of Peruvian Studies and professor at the Universidad Catolica de Santa Maria de Arequipa, Universidad Agraria, Universidad Catolica del Peru and University of London. He has been a trustee of the World University Service, member of the Executive Committee of the Institute of Peruvian Studies; and the Permanent Seminar on Agricultural Research (SEPIA). Now Vice-President of the Assembly of Members of Bartolome de las Casas Center (Cusco). During the period 2000-2010 he held the position of Regional Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) United Nations (Rome).


In connection with his intellectual output he has written books and articles in international journals. Among them:

  • “Trends and potential uses of ICTs in Latin American and Caribbean agriculture” (con M. Rodrigues y M. Rinaldi) en M. Rodrigues y A. Rodriguez, Information and Communication Technologies in Latin America. Trends, barriers and policies (ECLAC, 2013).
  • “Economies of Latin America” en Malcolm Warner (editor), Encyclopedia of Business and Management (2001).
  • “The comparative performance of African and Latin American Agriculture” (with B. Nomer) en Lawrence and Thirtle, Africa and Asia in a Comparative Economic Perspective, Macmillan (2001).
  • “The World Bank, Conditionality and the Comprehensive Development Framework” (with C.L. Gilbert, A. Powell and A. Roy), en Gilbert and Vines, The World Bank, Structure and Policies. Oxford University Press (1999).
  • “Exchange rates and agricultural prices in a developing economy”, Oxford Agrarian Studies (1993).

His research interests include international finance; economic development; innovation, leadership and business performance (Latin America – Asia).


He is currently Professor and Researcher in the Academic Area of Finance, Accounting and Economics at CENTRUM PUCP Business School.