Violeta Rosenthal is Assistant Director of the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy and Finance since November, 2012. Prior to joining the center, Rosenthal worked as an international development economist and as an economics lecturer. Her development work was mainly with the Work Bank where she held various positions as Economist in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Her responsibilities included designing and implementing development programs and conducted economic studies aimed at improving policies in the financial sector, public finance, macroeconomic management and environmental protection. She has also done extensive consulting for the World Bank in the area of evaluation of the effectiveness of country strategies, economic studies and aid coordination. In addition, Rosenthal has been an Economics Lecturer at Yale University.
Rosenthal holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Central American University of El Salvador and a Masters in Political Economy from Boston University where she also completed all the Ph.D. course requirements. She has also pursued graduate studies in finance at Princeton University.