The Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE) was founded in 1946. It is a anational, private university offering undergraduate and graduate programmes to approximately 4,500 students through six campuses. In the pastseven decades,PUCE hascontributed about 40,000 professionalscommitted to the sustainable development of the country.
The university offers an undergraduate degree in economics and a postgraduate in economics for public policy. Research areas on trade and development economics include commercial policy and economic growth, dollarization and monetary policy.