Luis Alberto Arce Catacora is a Bolivian politician and economist. He has been the Minister of Economic Affairs and Public Finance of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. He serving as President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia since he won the elections on October 18th 2020.
He implemented the program of external financing negotiations of the President-elect of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. He has lectured at numerous European, American and Latin American universities, including Georgetown University, the American University, Pittsburgh University, Harvard University, the University of Chicago and the University of Buenos Aires, among others
He is the author of a number of books and articles, most recently El Modelo Económico Social Comunitario Productivo Boliviano, and has vast experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at public and private universities in the Plurinational State of Bolivia.
After recovering the democracy from the de facto government, during his first 5 months of government President Arce also recovered the economy growth from --11% to 4.4% ratified by multilateral international organizations such as the World Bank, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, and the International Monetary Fund, which projected the growth for Bolivia in 4.7%, 5.1% and 5.5%, respectively, placing Bolivia among the 10 Latin American economies that are going to grow the most.
Luis Alberto Arce Catacora has a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Warwick (United Kingdom) and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (Plurinational State of Bolivia). He was awarded the “Palmas Académicas Universidad Obrera” distinction in the gold category by the Universidad Nacional del siglo XX (Potosí) and honored as an “Outstanding Teacher” by the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés. He has a honorary doctorates from Los Andes University and Franz Tamayo University.
Source: Office of the President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, September 2021