Ph. D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2005.
M.B.A., Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), Caracas, Venezuela. 1997.
B.S. Cum Laude, Mechanical Engineering, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela. 1994.
2011 – Reader in Finance (Tenured Associate Professor), London School of Economics and Social Sciences, London
2011 – 2012 Gary Winnick and Martin Granoff Associate Professor of Business, Columbia University GSB, New York
2009 – 2010 Associate Professor of Finance, Columbia University GSB, New York
2005 – 2009 Assistant Professor of Finance, Columbia University GSB, New York
1997 – 1999 Researcher - Lecturer, IESA, Public Policy Department, Caracas, Venezuela
Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD), Junior Affiliate
Financial Markets Group Research Center, LSE
International Growth Centre (IGC), LSE, Affiliate
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), SME Initiative, Affiliate
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Faculty Research Fellow
Journal of Finance (2012 - )
Journal of Financial Intermediation (2011 - )
North American Journal of Economics and Finance (2011 - )
Review of Corporate Finance Studies (2011 - )
Review of Economic Studies (2013 - )
Review of Finance (2011 - )
Ad Hoc Referee
American Economic Review; American Economic Journal: Applied Economics; Economic Journal, The; European Research Council; Finance Research Letters; International Journal of Central Banking; International Review of Finance; Journal of Applied Econometrics; Journal of Banking and Finance; Journal of Development Economics; Journal of Economics and Management Strategy; Journal of Empirical Finance; Journal of Finance; Journal of Financial Intermediation; Journal of Financial Services Research; Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics; Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; Journal of the European Economic Association; Journal of Political Economy; Management Science; RAND Journal of Economics; Review of Economics and Statistics; Review of Finance; Review of Financial Studies.
FMA Competitive Paper Awards (2008)
New York Fed/NYU Stern Conference on Financial Intermediation (2008, 2009, 2012)
Rothschild Caesarea Center Annual Academic Conference (2012)
SFS Finance Cavalcade (2011)
Western Finance Association (2010, 2011)
2005 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Bank, Carnegie Mellon Tepper, Columbia GSB, Maryland Smith, New York Federal Reserve Bank, Northwestern Kellogg, NYU Stern, Stanford GSB, Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm University, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, UT Austin McCombs, Yale SOM.
2006 Boston University, University of Amsterdam, Tilburg University.
2007 Duke Fuqua School of Business, London Business School, London School of Economics – Development, San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, Stanford GSB, UC Berkeley Haas.
2008 Chicago GSB, Harvard/MIT Development Economics, Harvard/MIT Organizational Economics, Wharton, World Bank Research Group Financial Economics.
2009 Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Bank, DePaul University/Chicago Federal Reserve Bank, New York Federal Reserve Bank, Northwestern Kellogg, San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, Rochester Simon GSB, Yale SOM.
2010 Binghampton SOM, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, London School of Economics – Finance, Michigan Ross School of Business, Minnesota Carlson SOM, Princeton University, NYU Stern.
2011 Central Bank of Norway (Norges Bank), London School of Economics – Development, Norwegian Business School, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Stockholm School of Economics, UCLA Anderson, Universidad de Chile – Economics Department, USC Marshall, U.T. Austin McCombs, Vienna University of Economics and Business.
2012 HEC School of Management, Imperial College Business School, Nottingham University Business School, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Nova School of Business and Economics, Queen Mary School of Economics and Finance, Swiss Finance Institute - USI, University of London – Royal Holloway College, University of Toulouse.
CEPR Development Economics Workshop (2008)
CEPR European Summer Symposium in Financial Markets (2007)
CEPR – EBC – HEC – NYSE/Euronext – RoF Conference on Financial Intermediation and the Real Economy (2011)
CFS-EIEF Conference on Household Finance (2011)
Econometric Society – Latin American (2008)
Econometric Society – European (2011)
Econometric Society – World Congress (2010)
FDIC Center for Financial Research Workshop (2006)
London School of Economics Financial Markets Group Conference (2009)
MIT/Harvard Organizational Economics Workshop (2009)
MIT Sloan Finance and Economics Workshop (2009)
NBER Corporate Finance (2007 – Spring, 2008 – Summer Institute, 2009 – Fall, 2011 – Spring, 2011 –Fall)
Paris Spring Corporate Finance Conference (2009)
Rothschild Caesarea Center Annual Conference (2011, 2012)
Society for Economic Dynamics (2009)
Universidad Católica de Chile International Finance Conference (2011)
Washington University Corporate Finance Conference (2006, 2009)
Western Finance Association (2006, 2009, 2010)
Yale Behavioral Science Conference (2010)
2011 Corporate Finance (graduate – M.Sc.), London School of Economics.
2006 – 2011 Corporate Finance (graduate – M.B.A.), Columbia University GSB.
2002 – 2004 Microeconomics (undergraduate). Lecturer for Professor Paul Joskow. MIT.
1997 – 1999 Microeconomics (graduate – M.B.A.), Lecturer, IESA (Venezuela).
2011 Brattle Award, Distinguished Paper 2011
2011 Rothschild Caesarea Center Annual Academic Conference Best Paper Award
2010 Brattle Award, First Prize 2010
2010 Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business Research Grant
2010 Columbia Business School Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in a Core Course
2010 Charles River Associates Award, Best Paper on Corporate Finance at the WFA
2008 Brattle Award, Distinguished Paper 2008
2006 FDIC’s Center for Financial Research, Research Grant
2004 George Schultz Fund, Research Grant
2003 Corporación Andina de Fomento, Research Grant
2001 MIT World Economy Lab Scholarship
1999 – 2001 MIT Graduate Fellowship