Francisco Thoumi

Dr. Thoumi holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota. He has worked as a Professor in the Department of Economics at California State University, Chico. In addition, he has worked as the Section Chief of the Economic and Social Development Department, Inter-American American Development Bank. He is the author of 130 academic journal articles and book chapters. Some of his book include: Debates y Paradigmas de las Politicas de Drogas en el Mundo y los Desafios para Colombia, Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Economicas, 2015, Illegal Drugs, Economy and Society in the Andes, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2003; El Imperio de la Droga: Narcotráfico, Economía y Sociedad en los Andes, IEPRI and Editorial Planeta, 2002; Las Drogas: una Guerra Fallida. Visiones Críticas, with A. Camacho y A. López, Bogotá: Tercer Mundo Editores- IEPRI, 1999; Political Economy and Illegal Drugs in Colombia, Lynne Rienner, 1995 (Spanish version: Economía Política y Narcotráfico, Tercer Mundo Editores, 1994).