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Alejandro Foxley
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Foxley in 2016
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile
In office
11 March 2006 – 12 March 2009
Appointed by Michelle Bachelet
Preceded by Ignacio Walker
Succeeded by Mariano Fernández
Member of the Senate of Chile
In office
11 March 1998 – 12 March 2006
Preceded by María Elena Carrera
Succeeded by Soledad Alvear
Constituency 8th Circunscription
President of the Christian Democratic Party
In office
Preceded by Gutenberg Martínez
Succeeded by Enrique Krauss
Minister of Finance of Chile
In office
11 March 1990 – 12 March 1994
President Patricio Aylwin
Preceded by Martín Costabal Llona
Succeeded by Eduardo Aninat
Personal details
Born (1939-05-26) 26 May 1939 (age 84)
Viña del Mar, Chile
Residence(s) Santiago, Chile
Alma mater

Alejandro Tomás Foxley Rioseco (born 26 May 1939 in Viña del Mar) is a Chilean economist and politician. He was the Foreign Minister of Chile from 2006 to 2009 and previously served as Minister of Finance from 1990 to 1994 and leader of the Christian Democrat Party from 1994 to 1996.

Education and personal life

Foxley received a Chemical Engineering degree from the Catholic University of Valparaíso and PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Over his life he has received various awards including three honorary doctorates, the Great Insignia of Honor from Austria, the Ordem Nacional Cruzeiro do Sul from Brazil and the Order of Civil Merit from the King of Spain.

Foxley is married to Gisela Tapia Soko with two children and four grandchildren.

Economist and writer

Foxley has taught at various universities including the University of Sussex in 1973, Oxford University in 1975, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978, University of California, Berkeley in 1981, University of California, San Diego in 1985 and the University of Notre Dame. He has written thirteen books on economics and the problems of democracy.

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