Director, Latin America and Caribbean Economics
Rafael Amiel is a director in the Economics & Country Risk Group for Global Insight at IHS Markit. He brings 20 years of international experience in macroeconomic and sovereign risk analysis of Latin America gained over a long career tracking economic developments and business cycles of the region with a focus on risks for medium- and long-term investment. Amiel coordinates the group’s analysis and forecasts, and is responsible for reporting on Peru, Mexico, and Brazil. As a sovereign risk expert, he closely monitors and tracks repayment capacity of Latin American economies, assessing short- and long-term risks. Prior to joining IHS Markit, he served as the country risk manager for Hamilton Bank. Previously, he was a research associate at the Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s in economics from Universidad de Lima in Peru, a master’s in business and economics from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, and a doctoral degree in economics from FIU, where he also served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Economics.