William Fuchs got his PhD from the Economics Analysis and Policy Group at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2005. Upon graduation he joined the Economics Department at the University of Chicago as an Assistant Professor and Thornber Research Fellow. In 2009 he moved back west to join the Finance Group at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He is now a distinguished researcher at Universidad Carlos III Madrid and a Professor and Spurgeon Bell Centennial Fellow at UT Austin McCombs School of Business.
William’s research focuses on situations with a poor contractual environment due to asymmetric information or lack of formal enforcement. He studies how repeated interactions or policies can be used to partially overcome the underlying frictions.
His work, which has been published in some of the most important economics and finance journals, is mostly theoretical and carried out at a relatively high level of abstraction, but the insights gathered can be widely applied from the design of transnational institutions, to the design of contracts within an organization, and the regulation of diverse markets by governments.
William’s research has also been supported by some of the most prestigious grants, including two NSF Grants and a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council.
William has also worked as a consultant participating in several private equity deals in Argentina. He has also provided advice to some internet startups including MercadoLibre.com, the most successful Latin American startup. He has also been an external consultant to the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and San Francisco.