Remembering Tinker Visiting Professor, Dr. Carlos Urzúa

Dr. Carlos Urzúa

It is with deep sadness that we share news of the passing of esteemed Professor Carlos Urzúa, who spent time in our community in 2021 as a Tinker Visiting Professor. Professor Urzúa completed his PhD in Economics at UW-Madison in 1986 and then went on to an illustrious career in academia and public service, including as Mexico’s Secretary of Finance and Professor of Economics at the Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico City. While at Tec de Monterrey, he also founded a public policy graduate program that he directed for over a decade. Professor Urzúa visited Madison’s campus many times over the years to catch up with old friends, give lectures, collaborate with colleagues, and teach our students. Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies mourns this loss to our community. We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends, and to anyone who was touched by his important research and warm presence.