Prof. Carlos Diaz-Alejandro, Expert on Latin Economics

Prof. Carlos Frederico Diaz-Alejandro, a specialist in Latin American economics who taught economics at Columbia University, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He was 48 years old and lived in Manhattan. Professor Diaz-Alejandro came to Columbia last year from Yale University, where he had been a professor of economics since 1969. He served last year on the National Bipartisan Commission on Central America, also known as the Kissinger Commission, and was an adviser to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America from 1976 to 1979. He was born in Havana. He graduated from Miami University in Ohio in 1957 and received a doctorate in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1961. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Jose and Hedwig Diaz of Asturias, Spain; a brother, Ramon, of Paris; three sisters, Regina Buxton of Manhattan, Maria del Pilar Matos of Torrance, Calif., and Maria Elena Garcia of Laplace, La.

New York Times, July 20, 1985

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