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Victor A. Canto

Victor A. Canto


Victor A. Canto is the Founder of La Jolla Economics. Chief Economist at Cadinha & Co. Previously he was an advisor to the Lazard Capital Allocator Series, Advisor to the Nestegg Funds, Trustee of, Director , Chief Investment Officer, and Portfolio Manager of Calport Asset Management, and President and Director of Research of A.B. Laffer, V. A. Canto & Associates.

He was a tenured Associate Professor of finance and business economics at the University of Southern California (USC) from 1983 to 1985. Assistant Professor of finance and business economics at the University of Southern California from 1977 to 1983. Professor at the Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic. Visiting Professor at The Rady School of Management at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) and a Visiting Professor of Economics at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) during the winter of 1987.

Dr. Canto was a consultant to the Financial Council of Puerto Rico during 1980. An advisor to the economic Studies Division of the Dominican Republic’s Central Bank, 1977. Technical advisor to the Finance Minister of the Dominican Republic during 1975.

He received a B Sc. in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972, an M.A. and Ph. D. in economics from the University of Chicago (1974, 1977).

Dr. Canto has authored, edited, or co-edited a number of books, including the landmark Foundations of Supply-Side Economics, as well as Monetary Policy, Taxation, and International Investment Strategy; Supply-Side Portfolio Strategies; and Currency Substitution: Theory and Evidence from Latin America, Understanding Asset Allocation, Cocktail Economics, as well as Economic Disturbances and Equilibrium in an Integrated Global Economy.

He is the recipient of the Supremo de Plata awarded by the Dominican Republic JC to the Outstanding Young Man of 1983, and the recipient of the University of Southern California University Scholar award and a member of Chi Epsilon (the civil engineering honorary society).

Victor Canto’s articles have appeared in many of the leading economic journals, including Economic Inquiry, Journal of Macroeconomics, The International Trade Journal, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, The Southern Economic Journal, Applied Economics, Weltwirstchaftliches Archiv, The CATO Journal, Public Finance, The Journal of International Money and Finance and The Journal of Wealth Management.

In addition to his principal fields of interest--International Economics, Public Finance, and Macroeconomics, Dr. Canto has been published in the Wall Street Journal and the Investor’s Business Daily. He authored articles on energy markets for the Public Utilities Fortnightly, and the Oil and Gas Journal, as well as a series of articles on portfolio strategy for the Financial Analysts Journal. He contributed “Exotic Currencies,” to The New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance, published by MacMillan Press Limited in 1992. He also was a contributing editor for National Review Online Financial.