Curriculum Vitae

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  • Economist, Development Research Group, Macroeconomics and Growth (DECMG), April 2013-
  • Economist, Research Department at International Monetary Fund Sept 2011-April 2013


  • PhD. in Economics, UCLA, 2011
  • M.A. in Economics, UCLA, 2008
  • M.A. in Economics, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2005
  • B.A. in Economics, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Rosario, Argentina, 2003

Fellowships and Awards

  • Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA Graduate Division, 2010-2011
  • Ettinger Prize Award, Best Pre-Job Market Paper (co-winner) (link to award page)
  • Departmental Excellence Award, UCLA Economics Department, 2008
  • Bradley Foundation Fellowship, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • UCLA Graduate Division Fellowship, 2006-2010


  • "Taxing the Good" Distortions, Misallocation, and Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa (2017), with Xavier Cirera and Hibret Maemir, forthcoming World Bank Economic Review
  • "Entry and Exit, Multi-Product Firms, and Allocative Distortions" (2017), AEJ: Macroeconomics Vol 10 No. 2, April 2018
  • "Entry, Trade Costs and International Business Cycles" (2014) with Jose Ignacio Lopez, Journal of International Economics, 94 (2014), 224-238
  • "The Anatomy of a Credit Crunch: from Capital to Labor Markets" (2015), with Francisco J. Buera and Yongseok Shin, Review of Economic Dynamics 18 (2015) 101-117

Working Papers

  • "The Dynamics of Development: Innovation and Reallocation" (2018), with Francisco J. Buera
  • Size-Dependent Tax Enforcement and Compliance: Global Evidence and Aggregate Implications, with Pierre Bachas and Anders Jensen, R&R Journal of Development Economics
  • "Constrained Optimality and the Welfare Effects of Misallocation" (2012), with Hugo Hopenhayn

Programming Skills

  • Fortran, Matlab, Stata


  • AEJ Macro, International Economics Review, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Journal of Monetary Economics, Macroeconomics Dynamics, Quantitative Economics, Review of Economic Dynamics, World Bank Economic Review