Thelmo Vargas Madrigal - Thelmo Vargas Madrigal

Thelmo Vargas Madrigal
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Birth August 25 , 1943 View and modify data on Wikidata(77 years old)
Santa Ana ( Costa Rica ) View and modify data on Wikidata
nationality Costa Rican
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Occupation Politician and economist View and modify data on Wikidata

Thelmo Vargas Madrigal ( Santa Ana , August 25 , 1943 ) is a Costa Rican economist and politician . He is best known for his political participation in the 1990s and for his role in the leadership of public institutions. He also stands out as a columnist for the newspaper La Nación, where he writes on public policy and other issues.


Thelmo Vargas was Minister of Finance in the administration of Rafael Ángel Calderón Fournier of the Christian Social Unity Party , in the period 1990 - 1991 but resigned due to disagreements with Calderón. [ 1 ] He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank and CEO of Banco Internacional de Costa Rica . He is a researcher at the Academia de Centroamérica, Professor at the University of Costa Rica and former professor at the Central American Institute of Business Administration (INCAE). Vargas studied economics at the University of Costa Ricawhere he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree Suma cum Lauda, ​​with a postgraduate degree —MBA— from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Geneva . He has also participated in programs at Harvard University's JFK School of Gvt and is a graduate in Insurance from The College of Insurance, Surbiton, Surrey.

He belonged to the neoliberal thought group within the PUSC, Vargas chaired for many years the National Association for Economic Development , which separated from the PUSC to join the Libertarian Movement , a party led by Otto Guevara, together with its members . [ 2 ] Vargas was elected vice - presidential candidate for elections Guevara 2014. [ 3 ]