Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University, with fields in health economics and industrial organization. Maceira received his bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), and completed his M.A. in Economics at the Di Tella Institute in Argentina.

He is currently Senior Professor at the University of Buenos Aires, Department of Economics, Independent Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET), Senior Researcher at the Center for the Study of State and Society (CEDES) and Head of the Health Policy Department of the think tank FUNDAR, the Foundation for Argentinean Development.
He is also Director of the MBA-Health at the University of San Andrés, and develops teaching activities at the Master Program of Public Policy at the Universidad Di Tella, at the Master in Public Policy Design at FLACSO (Latin American University for Social Sciences), at the Master in Health Management at the National University of La Matanza and the Master Program in Public Health and Regulatory Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires / ANMAT.

He collaborates in postgraduate programs in several provincial universities in Argentina (Masters in Public Health at the National University of Salta, Health Economics postgraduate program at the National University of the South, the Health Management Program at the University of San Pablo, at Tucumán, Master in Public Health of the National University of Tucumán, Postgraduate program in Health Economics and Management at the National University of Mar del Plata). He also thought at the School of Government, Leadership Program of the Austral University, and participated in professional actualization programs at the Gutierrez Pediatric Public Hospital and the Sardá Maternal Hospital, both in the City of Buenos Aires. In 2014 he was the academic co-coordinator of the Postgraduate Program on Health Management organized by FLACSO (the Latin-American University of Social Sciences)/Plan Sumar (Ministry of Health), Argentina.

Maceira was recipient of scholarships from the Ford Foundation, the Government of Japan Scholarship Program, the Rosestein-Rodan Scholarship Program (Boston University) and the Adenauer Foundation.

He has been Member of the Directive Board of the Master Program in Health Care Administration of the Latin American Center for Human Economy (CLAEH) in Uruguay and former member of the Health Research Forum for Argentina: 10/90 Gap (FISA), member of the Scientific Committee of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA), as well as Board Member of the Political Economy Argentine Association (AAEP). In addition, Maceira participates as member of the Editorial Board or Section Editor of several international journals, such as Health Policy and Planning, Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters and Globalization and Health, and Advisory Member of the Community-of-Practice, University of West Indies, Trinidad&Tobago.

In August 2009 he became President of the International Society for Equity in Health (ISEqH). Between 2014 and 2014 was the Argentine referent of the regional research initiative organized by the Alliance for Health Systems Reform.

In 2016 was elected Board Member of Health Systems Global, the international society for health programs and systems research, playing the role of Executive Board Member, Treasurer and Coordinator of the Regional Expansion Committee, while holding the Chair for the Americas. Reelected during 2020, he will keep The Americas representation until November 2024.

Maceira has collaborated with a wide array of institutions, such as the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC), UNICEF, The World Health Organization, the Pan-American Health Organization, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), USAid, the Inter-American Foundation (IAF), the Gates Foundation, The World Bank, the Global Development Network, the Global Fund for HIV, Malaria and Tuberculosis; the Inter-American Development Bank; the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI Alliance), among others. He has numerous national and international peer review publications and coordinated many research projects and technical assistance initiatives in developing countries, particularly in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region, particularly in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, and Uruguay.

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