Hugo Eyzaguirre

Professor, Faculty Chair


Ph.D., Economics, Washington University, 1995

M.A., Economics, Washington University, 1991

M.A., Public Policy and Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1985

Bachelor in Economics, Universidad del Pacífico, 1981

Originally from Lima, Peru, Dr. Hugo Eyzaguirre is Professor in the Economics Department and Director of the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship at Northern Michigan University. Member of the Board of Scholars of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Faculty advisor of NMU Students for Liberty and Enactus. Member of the NMU Academic Senate, the Committee on Internationalization, and the Educational Technological Resources and Policies Committee. Member of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and the National Association of Economic Educators, where he is a member of the Technology Committee and chairs the International Committee.

Previously, at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), he was Dean of the School of Economics, professor in the Schools of Economics, Law, and Graduate Studies, member of the Organizing Committee of the Economics Program, founder and Director of the Center for Economic Education, founding member of the Law and Economics Society, founder and academic director of the Master Program in Regulation.

In addition to economic education, Dr. Eyzaguirre has an extensive experience in development issues with a classical liberal and new institutional economics approach following the work on his advisor and mentor, Nobel Prize Winner, Douglass C. North. On one hand, as a consultant and researcher working on institutional analysis and the impact on private economic activities with the financial support of organizations like the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and international foundations; advising also the modernization of the state, decentralization, judicial reform, and competitiveness government programs. He has recently continued research in this area focusing on the rationality assumption in human behavior drawing also from the literature on behavioral economics. On the other hand, he is an expert on competition and regulatory issues having worked in dispute resolution (competition, consumer protection, telecom regulation, among others) in the competition authority, the telecom regulatory agency and as a private arbitrator and financial ombudsman for the Peruvian Bankers’ Association. He has published or edited numerous articles, chapters, and books.

In his spare time, he looks forward to spend time with his family and enjoys reading, the outdoors, and watching suspense and action movies. He is a devoted fan of the Green Bay Packers and the NMU Wildcat hockey team.

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