Curriculum Vitae


Employment
  • Economist, Development Research Group, Macroeconomics and Growth (DECMG), April 2013- 
  • Economist, Research Department at International Monetary Fund Sept 2011-April 2013
Education
  • 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
Publications
  • "Entry, Exit and Misallocation Frictions" (2017), conditionally accepted at AEJ: Macro
  • "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" (2017), with Francisco J. Buera
  • "Taxing the Good" Distortions, Misallocation, and Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa (2017), with Xavier Cirera and Hibret Maemir
  • "Constrained Optimality and the Welfare Effects of Misallocation" (2012), with Hugo Hopenhayn
Programming Skills
  • Fortran, Matlab, Stata
Referee
  • AEJ Macro, International Economics Review, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Monetary Economics, Macroeconomics Dynamics, Quantitative Economics, Review of Economic Dynamics, World Bank Economic Review, Journal of Economic Growth, Journal of Macroeconomics