– Director of Research and Policy, Instituto de Libertad Económica
Ángel Carrión-Tavárez is Director of Research and Policy at the Puerto Rico Institute for Economic Liberty. He is an editor, educator, and multidisciplinary researcher. He has a B.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Puerto Rico, an M.A. in Humanities from California State University, and a Ph.D. in Integration and Economic and Territorial Development from Universidad de León (Spain). He was founder and editor of the economic and public-policy magazine, Panorama 21 (published in English, Spanish, and Portuguese); managing editor of the business weekly, Caribbean Business; and editor-in-chief and president of the Board of the peer-reviewed journal, Fórum Empresarial. He is the author of numerous publications in academic journals and the media, and received the “Teodoro Moscoso Special Award for Business Journalism” from the Overseas Press Club in 2006 and the “Unesco Medal of Excellence in Journalism” in 2005. He has been the academic co-ordinator of the Certificate in Editing and Publishing Arts; a professor of Regional and Business Geography; and the director of the Center for Business Research at the University of Puerto Rico.