Current position and research interests

I am currently visiting The Searle Center at Northwestern University on academic sabbatical until December 2017. Since July 2015 I have been an Associate Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC), Management School. Since August 2009 I was an Assistant Professor at PUC, Management School. My research focuses on the areas of Law and Economics and Industrial Organization (Regulation). In Law and Economics I researched the dynamics of trials, judicial voting decisions in the U.S. Supreme Court and the welfare impact of limits in damage compensations. In Regulation I researched vertical integration in regulated markets, price setting in public utilities and the impact of taxes in the demand for capital. Check here to see my publications.

Studies and past affiliations

The first semesters of 2009, 2010 and 2011 I was a visiting assistant professor at Northwestern University, School of Law and Kellogg Finance Department. Between 2006 and 2009 I was a Law and Finance Fellow at Northwestern University. At that time I completed my Master in Legal Studies (2008) and taught my first classes in Business Strategy and Corporate Finance to JD and MBA students. Currently at PUC I teach classes in Law and Economics and General Management to BA and MBA students. Before my stay at Northwestern, I completed my Ph.D. in Economics (2007) at Princeton University and my Civil Industrial Engineer program (1996) as well as my Master in Economics degree (1996) at Universidad de Chile.  Check here to see my CV.

Current research and other activities

My current research in Law and Economics focuses on case selection and opinion writing in the U.S. Supreme Court, access to superior courts and the dynamics of litigation under the standard of simple negligence. My current research in Regulation focuses on market separation and corporate auditing. Check here to see my work in progress. In addition to my teaching and research I am also a member of the Board of Directors of the Center of Corporate Governance UC, an academic platform that supports discussion and research of topics related to Corporate Governance. Visit the CGC webpage here. Finally, together with Joyce Sadka (ITAM), Mauricio Bugarin (University of Brasilia) and Eleonora Lozano (Uandes, Colombia) I organize the annual Latinoamerican Workshop in Law and Economics. The first LAWLE took place in Santiago, Chile, 2014. Visit LAWLE webpage here.