- 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
|Academic honors, awards and grants
ITF grant, Ohio University, May 2011.
Harold Groves Economics Graduate Student Research paper award, University of Wisconsin-
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.
"A Threshold Model of the US Current Account," Manuscript, Ohio University, 2013.
"Financial Globalization, Low World Interest Rates, and Global Imbalances: A Note with a Simple Two-Country Model," Manuscript, Ohio University, 2013.
"Institutional Quality, the Cyclicality of Monetary Policy and Macroeconomic Volatility," Ohio University, 2012.
"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)
"Is the US Current Account Symmetric over the Business Cycle?," Manuscript, Ohio University, 2010.
|Articles in refereed journals and book chapters
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
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).
|Recent research and teaching
Assistant professor of Economics, Ohio University, September 2010 to present.
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).
Head Teaching Assistant of Principles
of Macroeconomics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Fall 2006.
Department Tutor for Macroeconomics
Preliminary Examination (graduate level), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Summer 2006.
Teaching Assistant of Principles of
Macroeconomics and Principles of Microeconomics, University of
Wisconsin-Madison, Fall 2004- Spring 2006, Summer 2007.
Economist. Research Unit, Central Bank of Chile, 2001-2004.
|Other academic activities
Referee for the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, World Development,
the German Economic Review, Fiscal Studies.