Personal Information


                Address: Département d'Economie, Ecole Polytechnique              Date of birth: April 28, 1989

                                          91128 Palaiseau Cedex - FRANCE                                                Citizenship: Spanish, Colombian

                Telephone: +33-0750950134  
                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                E-mail: sebastian.franco-bedoya@polytechnique.edu          
 


Education


2014–present PhD in Economics, École Polytechnique (CREST), Paris, France.
Thesis title: Global Value Chains and productivity
Supervisor: Isabelle Méjean

2013–2014 Master in Analysis and Policy in Economics, Paris School of Economics (PSE), Paris, France.
Master thesis: The Value Added Expenditure-Switching Effect in Spain
Supervisor: Isabelle Méjean
Abstract:  The international supply chains that have emerged in the last decades in the world economy has proved being very important after the 2008-2009 Great Trade Collapse. The Euro Area and the European Union economies making efforts to gain competitiveness should take into account this "new" dimension, incorporating the fact that production processes are fragmented across borders. This is the case of the Spanish economy, and it is the at the core of the purpose of this paper. The analysis uses the Global Value Chains (GVC) framework to study the effect of exchange rates in the Spanish trade flows, in value added terms. The model developed in this paper considers trade flows of both, final consumption goods and intermediate inputs in order to shed light into the effect of the international input-output linkages in the Spanish economy. In addition to carrying out the study along this dimension, economic policy implications and potential future research is pointed out.
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2011–2013 MSc in Economics and Finance, Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI) at Bank of Spain, Madrid, Spain.
Master thesis: The Value of Amenities in Spanish Cities
Supervisor: Diego Puga
Abstract: By the use of the most recent contributions to Urban Economics in the research of quality of life, this master thesis adapts a revealed preference approach model to study quality of life and the value of amenities in Spain. The study is carried out in two stages. In the first stage, the purpose is to obtain quality of life measures of Spanish cities. In the second stage the value of each amenity that determines and influences quality of life in Spain is studied. The theoretical framework used is founded in a spatial equilibrium model that uses earnings, housing costs and amenities as main inputs. 
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2007–2011 Bachelor degree in Economics, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain.
         Specialty: Economic Analysis and International Economics.


Work Experience and Training

2015-2016 Econometric project supervision of M1 master students. Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France

Description: Supervision of two groups on the proposed topics of "The low of one price within and out of the the Euro Area with online prices" and "The European comparative effects of the crisis on French firms".

2012 Economic Analyst, Research Department, Solchaga Recio & asociados: Internship, Madrid, Spain.
Description: As an Economic Analyst I worked on reports about macroeconomic evolution of different countries, saving rate evolution in Spain, and implications of the law that merged the market regulators in Spain.
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2010–2011 Research assistant to professor Fidel Pérez Sebastián, University of Alicante, Spain.
Description: As a research assistant in the Foundations of Economic Analysis Department of the University of Alicante, I was part of a project about the links between macroeconomics variables and adult life expectancy.


Honors and Awards

2014–2017 Gaspard Monge International doctoral contract, Ecole Polytechnique
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2013–2014 Fundación Ramón Areces Graduate Studies Fellowship. 
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2011–2013 CEMFI Graduate Studies Fellowship. 
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2010–2011 Scholarship for initiation in research tasks, Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture. 
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     2011       Prize for distinction, Bachelor degree in Economics (2007–2011). 
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Skills

Languages:
Spanish: Native speaker.
English: full professional proficiency     >>>  TOEFL iTB 102  
French: basic working proficiency
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Computer skills: 
           - R, MATLAB, Python, SQL, STATA.
                - Reporting: R-Markdown, LaTex, Datastream, Microsoft Office.
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Operating Systems: Linux, macOS, Windows.


Others

2012 GRE Quantitative Reasoning: 166 (94th percentile).