About me

Contact Info:

Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI)Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27, Barcelona, 08005Spain
email: vvanasco [at] crei [dot] cat
phone: (+34) 935-422-598
CREI Researcher Profile

I am an Researcher at the Centre de Recerca en Economia International (CREi).

My research focuses on topics related to information asymmetries and their impact on financial markets and the real economy. I am interested in factors that lead to information and belief heterogeneity, on how these factors may impact incentives of market players to screen and monitor assets, and on the study of regulatory policies to increase liquidity and discipline in markets.

Before joining CREi, I was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. I earned my PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley, and I have a Masters in Finance and a B.A. in Economics from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, in Argentina, where I am am from. Before my PhD, I spent two years as a Junior Professional Associate at the World Bank.

Research Interests

Corporate Finance, Macrofinance, Security Design, Games with Asymmetric Information, Mechanism Design.


  • PhD, Economics, University of California Berkeley, 2014
  • MS, Finance, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina, 2005
  • BA, Economics, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina, 2004

Awards and Honors

  • Junior Prize in Monetary Economics and Finance, Banque de France and Toulouse School of Economics, 2018
  • Argentina National Academy of Economics (ANCE) Award for Best Young Economist, 2017
  • Top Finance Graduate Award, Copenhagen Business School, 2014
  • Runner-up Prize Winner, Best Finance Theory Job Market Paper, Finance Theory Group, 2014
  • Dean’s Normative Time Fellowship, UC Berkeley, 2012
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, UC Berkeley, 2010