Iván Alfaro

Contact:
Department of Finance
BI Norwegian Business School
Nydalsveien 37, 0442, Oslo, Norway

Email:
ivan.alfaro[at] bi [dot] no

Iván is an Assistant Professor of Finance at BI Norwegian Business School. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Finance at the Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University. His research interest spans central topics in international finance, effects of uncertainty, and real and financial dynamics of firms. His work is both theoretical and empirical and connects asset pricing to corporate finance through a micro-foundation perspective of production and careful empirical identification. Moreover, he is examining how uncertainty shocks interact with financial frictions to influence capital structure decisions of firms in a coauthored paper entitled "The Finance Uncertainty Multiplier". This paper has been presented in numerous conferences, including the 2016 American Economic Association meeting , the Macro Finance Society 8th Workshop at the University of Chicago 2016, Utah Winter Finance Conference in February 2017, the European Finance Association Meetings in August 2017, the Adam Smith Asset Pricing Workshop at LBS in 2018, and the American Finance Association 2018 meetings in Philadelphia in January 2018.

Iván holds an MBA degree, completed at both INCAE Business School (Costa Rica) and IE Business School (Madrid), and a BS in Engineering and Computer Science from Galileo University.  He has 3 years of managerial experience in the financial industry, working as Country Manager for Oikocredit (a Netherlands-based social investor). He is married, fully-bilingual in English and Spanish, and a vivid coder in multiple programming languages.