Before being named to his current position in the Felipé Calderon administration, Meade served in President Vicente Fox’s extended cabinet as General Director of Financeria Rural, the Mexican government agency responsible for making loans to agricultural producers and rural financial intermediaries to help build producers’ capacity. He previously served as General Director of Banking and Savings at the Mexican Ministry of Finance, where he coordinated the 2001 reform efforts relating to banks, financial groups, and the new pension system. He has held several other key financial positions within the Mexican federal government.
Meade holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and has a law degree from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University, where he focused on public finance and international economics. Meade has been a professor of economics at ITAM and has published several articles on economics and the economic analysis of law.
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