Eugenio J. Alemán, Ph.D., Director, Senior Economist
Eugenio J. Alemán is a director and senior economist at Wells Fargo. He forecasts national, regional, and international economic trends. His primary focus is the United States, including interest rates and the economies of Texas and Arizona. Eugenio is also an expert on the economies of Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina. Within that area, his specialties include the economies of border towns that trade with Mexico and the Maquiladora manufacturing sector along the U.S.-Mexican border. He is based in Charlotte, N.C.
Eugenio joined Wells Fargo in his current position in 2005. Before coming to Wells Fargo, Eugenio was the general manager of a restaurant in Puerto Rico from 1985 until 1990. From 1995 until 1996 he was a professor of economics and director of the M.B.A. program at the Inter-American University in Puerto Rico and from 1996 until 1998 he worked for the petroleum industry in Argentina. He has been an adjunct professor of economics at Drexel University in Philadelphia since 1999 and now only teaches online economics courses for the university. From 1998 until 2005, he worked at Global Insight, one of the most important economic forecasting and consulting firms in the U.S. as managing director for its Latin America Service.
Eugenio earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Universidad Del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina, an M.B.A. with a concentration in marketing from the Inter-American University in Puerto Rico, and an M.A. and a doctorate in economics with an emphasis in economic development and international trade and finance from Florida International University.
Eugenio’s commentaries have appeared in national publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, and USA Today, as well as many national and international media outlets including Associated Press, Reuters, and Bloomberg News. He has also made appearances on CNBC and in U.S. Hispanic media outlets.