Mayra Addison


  • Economics
  • School

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • Expertise

  • Development Economics
  • International Finance
  • Languages

  • English, Spanish
  • Mayra H. Addison has taught as an adjunct Professor for the Masters in Integral Development at Catholic University since 2012. Prior to teaching, Mrs. Addison advised multilateral investment agencies, government and private utilities on a vast range of issues from overall sector restructuring strategies to specific technical, operational, regulatory, contractual, and transactional aspects. With solid knowledge of the economic, social and cultural framework of Latin America and some countries in Africa, Mrs. Addison conducted several transactions involving the introduction of private sector to traditionally state-owned electricity and other infrastructure systems. The projects, most of them funded by multilateral organizations entailed assisting governments to generate strategies for private sector development in the energy and other sectors, analyzing performance data to identify potential for investment or divestiture, creating the enabling regulatory framework to stimulate investment, improving tariff setting methodologies, strengthening the capacity of government institutions and developing a sustainable implementation strategy. Some of the projects involved establishing strategic partnerships with business leaders, non-governmental organizations, foundations and donors. As a manager of these projects Mrs. Addison was required to use sound judgment and communicate effectively with clients when advising on structuring concession contracts, capital investment structures, joint-venture agreements, valuation, asset assessment, tariff adjustment issues and base price of companies being sold in competitive bids. Prior to teaching, Mrs. Addison worked at Stone & Webster as an Associate Director, at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) as an Investment officer and at Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P as a Senior Consultant.

    Mrs Addison received her MBA form the University of California at Berkeley, Walter A. Haas School of Business and her industrial engineering degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ingeniería.

    “Having worked in so many developing countries and seeing the need for a true integral approach, where the human person is the center of the solution tailored for each problem, I rejoice in being able to transfer to the new generation of leaders in development my hands-on experience in transforming the infrastructure, the institutions and the regulations in the context of Catholic University’s Department of Economics unique approach.”
    Mayra Addison