Roberto Duncan Picks






Roberto
Duncan

Assistant Professor
of Economics


 

Curriculum Vitae

Education
  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010
  • Master of Arts in Economics, University of Chile, 2003
  • Licentiate in Economics, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, 2000

Current position and affiliations

Assistant professor, Department of Economics, Ohio University, September 2010-

Research associate, Globalization & Monetary Policy Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2012-

Articles in refereed journals and book chapters

A Threshold Model of the US Current Account, forthcoming in Economic Modelling, 2014.

Institutional Quality, the Cyclicality of Monetary Policy and Macroeconomic Volatility, Journal of Macroeconomics , 39: 113-155, 2014.

Financial liberalization, low world interest rates, and global imbalances: A note with a simple two-country model, Applied Economics Letters, 21(14), 2014.

Regional Convergence in Chile: New Tests, Old Results. (coauthor: Rodrigo Fuentes). Latin American Journal of Economics (Cuadernos de Economía), 2006.

On the Implications of a Unilateral Currency Union on Macroeconomic Volatility. In: Prospects for Monetary Unions after the Euro, edited by Paul De Grauwe and Jacques Melitz. The MIT Press, 2005

How Well Does a Monetary Dynamic Equilibrium Model Account for Chilean Data?. In: General Equilibrium Models for the Chilean Economy, edited by R. Chumacero and K. Schmidt-Hebbel. Central Bank of Chile, 2005.

The Role of Credibility in the Cyclical Properties of Macroeconomic Policies: Evidence for Emerging Economies. Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), 4, 2004. (coauthors: César Calderón, Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel).

The Role of Credibility on the Cyclical Behavior of Macroeconomic Policies: Evidence for Chile. Revista de Economía Chilena 6(3), Central Bank of Chile, December 2003. (in Spanish, coauthors: César Calderón, Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel).

Purchasing Power Parity in Chile: A Long-Span Study. Estudios de Economía 30(1), 2003. University of Chile. (coauthor: César Calderón).

Working papers

"Simple Models to Understand and Teach Business Cycles Macroeconomics for Emerging Market and Developing Economies," manuscript, Ohio University, 2014.

"Does the US Current Account Show a Symmetric Behavior over the Business Cycle?," manuscript, Ohio University, 2014.

"Do Good Institutions Promote Counter-cyclical Macroeconomic Policies?," Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute Working Paper No. 118, 2012. (coauthors: César Calderón, Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel).

Other recent research and teaching experience

Visiting Professor, Master Program of Economics, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (April 2012, June 2013, May 2014). Courses: Topics on Open Macroeconomics, Forecasting Methods and Forecast Evaluation.

Visiting Professor, Master Program of Economics, Universidad del Pacifico, Peru (June 2011). Course: Forecasting Methods and Forecast Evaluation.

Project Assistant (under Prof. Kenneth West), University of Wisconsin-Madison, August 2007- May 2010.

Lecturer of Statistics Measurement in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Spring 2007.

Teaching Assistant in the training school “Forecast Evaluation and Related Topics in Applied Time Series” given by Prof. Kenneth West and organized by the Bank of Portugal and the Euro Area Business Cycle Network (Lisbon, September 2007).

Economist. Research Unit, Central Bank of Chile, 2001-2004.

Academic honors, awards and grants

LAS grant, Ohio University, April 2014.

ITF grant, Ohio University, May 2011.

Harold Groves Economics Graduate Student Research paper award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006.

Awarded second place (Research Medal) in competition in the category of Financial Markets at the Conference Globalization and Equity, organized by the Global Development Network (GDN), Egypt, January 2003.

Best Graduate Student, M.A. in Economics, University of Chile, 2000.

Awarded second place in "Research Competition for Young Economists 2000-2001, organized by the Central Bank of Peru.

Department of Economics Fellowship, University of Chile, 1999-2000.

Awarded first place in "Research Competition for Young Economists 1999-2000, organized by the Central Bank of Peru.

   
Other academic activities

Referee for the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, World Development, the German Economic Review, Fiscal Studies, Estudios de Economia, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade.