A prominent economist, playing a central role in the dissemination and sensitization of economic issues, especially matters concerning public finance, via his weekly commentary on RadioTele Metropole and innumerable speaking engagements. He began his career at the Central Bank of Haiti and then went on to found the consultancy firm, Group Croissance, in 1994, of which he is the chairman and CEO. Pharel works closely with public institutions, municipal administrations in particular on budgeting and development planning. Pharel attended George Washington University (USA), obtaining Bachelors degrees in Economics and Political Science. He has a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University (USA), a Masters in Sports Administration from the University of Lyon (France). He also completed the Executive program at the Harvard Institute for International Development in the privatization of public enterprises, public budgetary processes, macroeconomic stabilization policies, and the managet and evaluation of investment projects. Pharel also for many years lectured on money and banking at the State University of Haiti and at Quisqueya University.