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 – Associate Professor with Tenure, London School of Economics and Social Sciences, London, U.K.
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, Junior Affiliate
Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research Affiliate
Financial Markets Group Research Center – LSE, Research Affiliate
Innovations for Poverty Action, SME Initiative, Affiliate
International Growth Centre, LSE, Affiliate
National Bureau of Economic Research, Faculty Research Fellow (2011 - 2014)
Journal of Law, Economics and Organization (2014 - )
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; Econometrica; 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; Journal of Public Economics; Management Science; RAND Journal of Economics; Review of Economics and Statistics; Review of Finance; Review of Financial Studies; Science.
Committees and Organizer
CEPR European Summer Symposium in Financial Markets, Corporate Finance Week (2014-2015)
CEPR European Summer Symposium in Financial Markets, Empirical Banking Focus Session (2012)
FMA Competitive Paper Awards Committee (2008)
New York Fed/NYU Stern Conference on Financial Intermediation Committee (2008, 2009, 2012, 2013)
Rothschild Caesarea Center Annual Academic Conference Committee (2012)
SFS Finance Cavalcade Committee (2011, 2013)
Western Finance Association Committee (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 – Economics Department, 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 Department, Michigan Ross School of Business, Minnesota University – Carlson, Princeton University, New York University – 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 Duisenberg School of Finance/Tinbergen Institute, HEC School of Management, Imperial College Business School, INSEAD, La Caixa Research Department, 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 Piraeus, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, University of Toulouse.
2013 Arizona State University, Bank of Italy, Boston University, Erasmus University, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Helsinki Center of Economic Research, Helsinki Finance Seminar, Leuven University, New York University – Stern, University of Chicago – Booth, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Lausanne, University of Oxford – SAID, University of Namur, University of Rotterdam, University of Tilburg.