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As well as teaching the core course on Economic Environment, an elective course on Business in Developing Countries and several short courses and conferences in the executive education division, Gonzalo Garland also finds time to carry out the administrative responsibilities required of him in his role as director of external relations at Instituto de Empresa. 

But teaching - which he says he first experienced at the age of 17 - is in his blood and he remains passionate about it. “Teaching is crucial,” he says. “I like transmitting knowledge and being able to explain things that at first might seem difficult for people. But when they suddenly understand what you’re talking about and see the relevance, it’s very gratifying.”

In the field of macroeconomics, Prof Garland has conducted research into the economic effects of demographic changes and he is also an expert on financial crises.  And with his specialist knowledge of the economics of developing countries such as China, India, Brazil and Mexico, Prof Garland's expertise is much in demand, as MBA students look for business education programmes that have an increasingly international flavour.

“Everyone wants a more global vision,” he says. “And the fact that 85 per cent of students in the international MBA at Instituto de Empresa are from outside Spain makes the classes fascinating because often, what you’re talking about is something that people are relating to the situation in their own countries.”


Academic Background

  • PhD Candidate in Economics, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • MA in Economics, Stanford University, USA
  • Degree in Economics, Universidad del Pacífico, Lima, Peru


Academic Experience

  • Director of External Relations, Instituto de Empresa, 2004 to present
  • Professor of Economic Environment, Instituto de Empresa, 1994 to present
  • Professor of Business in Emerging Markets, Instituto de Empresa, 1994 to present
  • Director of International Relations, Instituto de Empresa, 2000 to 2004
  • Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Instituto de Empresa, 1996 to 2000
  • Research Assistant to Professors Albert Ando and Lawrence Klein, University de Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, 1991 to 1994
  • Research Associate, former Executive Director and Member of the Board of Directors, Development Analysis Group, Lima, Peru, 1984 to 1989
  • Professor of Economics, Universidad del Pacífico, Lima, Peru,1984 to 1989


Corporate Experience

  • Consultant, Prepared forecasts on employment and industrial production growth, Macroconsult, Lima, Peru, 1989
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Banco Industrial, Lima, Peru, 1988
    Consultant, UNESCO, Caracas, Venezuela, 1987 to 1989
  • Assistant Manager of Planning, Insurance and Control, Richard O. Custer, Lima, Peru, 1980 to 1982