Ferando Pernas

MPA, Economic Policy
School of Public and International Affairs
Class of 2024

Fernando is a Fulbright Faculty Development Program nominee from the Dominican Republic. He holds a bachelor's in economics from the PUCMM of Santo Domingo and has worked for the past five years in multiple institutions of the Dominican government, such as the Central Bank, the Ministry of Economy, Development and Planning and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. His work includes educational reform projects, such as creating the National Qualifications Institute, and industrial policy elaborating the National Nearshoring Plan. Fernando was also part of the COVID response task force during the pandemic and collaborated in creating emergency economic and social relief programs. Upon graduation, he plans on returning to his country and using his skills to contribute to the Dominican Republic's quest for prosperity through development using evidence-based policies.

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