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Claudio González-Vega

Claudio Gonzalez-Vega

Claudio González-Vega

Professor Emeritus | Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics | College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


(614) 292-6376

249 Agricultural Administration
2120 Fyffe Rd.,
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Development finance
  • Microfinance
  • International trade
  • Rural development
  • Poverty


  • Ph.D., Stanford University (1976)
  • M.S., London School of Economics (1967)
  • Law degree, University of Costa Rica (1965)
  • B.S., University of Costa Rica (1965)

Claudio González-Vega is a Professor Emeritus of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics. His research interests include rural finance and microfinance, primarily in Mexico, Central America, and the Andes. His recent publications include “Las Microfinanzas en la profundización del sistema financiero: El Case do Bolivia” El Trimestre Económico (2017); “Financial Development and Growth Volatility: Time Series Evidence for Mexico and the United States” (2016); Strategic Alliances for Scale and Scope Economies: Lessons from FADES in Bolivia” in Expanding the Frontier in Rural Finance (2008).

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