Mario Bergara is the President of the Central Bank of Uruguay since April 2015 and also from November 2008 to December 2013. He earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a degree in Economics and Public Accounting from the Faculty of Economics and Administration at Universidad de la República in Uruguay. Bergara previously served as Minister of Economy and Finance from 2013 to 2015 and as Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance between 2005 and 2008. He was also Head of Economic Studies of the Central Bank of Uruguay and Director of Regulatory Communications Services Unit (URSEC) between 2001 and 2005. He was awarded the Elise and Walter A. Haas International Prize from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008. Bergara has published books and articles on institutional economics, regulation of public utilities, and the banking economy, nationally and internationally. His most recent book is The New Rules of the Game in Uruguay, Incentives and Institutions in a Decade of Reforms.