- Fall 2000
Jamil Mahuad was President of Ecuador from 1998 to 2000. Pledging to bring fiscal discipline and political stability to the nation, Mr. Mahuad instituted economic reform policies, focusing on reducing government spending and improving tax collection mechanisms. Before becoming president, Mr. Mahuad served as Mayor of Quito for six years. As an IOP Fellow, Mr. Mahuad led a weekly study group on Latin American politics, leadership, and the effects of a global economy.