Jesús Silva Herzog Flores

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Jesús Silva Herzog Flores : biography

8 May 1935 –

Jesús Silva Herzog Flores (born on 8 May 1935 in Mexico City) is a Mexican economist and politician affiliated to the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He served as Secretary of Finance and Public Credit in the cabinet of President Miguel de la Madrid (1982–86), as an ambassador to Spain (1991–1994) and as Secretary of Tourism (1994) in the cabinet of Carlos Salinas de Gortari and as an ambassador to the United States (1995–97).

Silva Herzog is son of the prominent economist Jesús Silva Herzog and Josefina Flores Villarreal. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, 1959) and a master’s degree in the same discipline from Yale University (1962).

He taught several courses in Economics at the UNAM (1963–69) and (1964–69); worked as an economist for the Inter-American Development Bank (1962–63) and as Director-General of the National Institute of Housing (INFONAVIT, 1972–76) before joining the Bank of Mexico as director-general (1977–78) and serving as Undersecretary of Finance in the cabinet of José López Portillo (1979–82).

In 2000 he lost Mexico City’s Head of Government election to Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Silva Herzog was married to María Teresa Márquez Diez-Canedo and is the father of three children,Maria Teresa, Eugenia and Jesús Silva Herzog Márquez.