1 July 2022 to 1 July 2023
Edwin Irizarry-Mora is Professor of Economics at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez campus. His research focuses on issues of economic development planning, globalization, as well as environment and natural resource management. In collaboration with COMPAS, he is currently conducting research on the political economy of emigration from Puerto Rico. His book Economy of Puerto Rico: Trends and Prospects, was published by Thomson Learning in 2001, with an updated edition published by McGraw-Hill in 2011. The book is a popular textbook in courses about the economy of Puerto Rico. He holds a Ph.D. in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex.
In addition to his academic achievements, Professor Irizarry-Mora is an active politician and a former Secretary General and Governor Candidate of the Puerto Rican Independence Party.