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Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of Houston, September 2013-Present.
Ph.D. Economics, University of Iowa, June 2010.
Major Fields of Concentration
Macroeconomics, Growth and Development.
Visiting Scholar, CASEE, Arizona State University, Spring 2012.
Department of Economics, University of Houston
Intermediate Macroeconomics, Undergraduate, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Fall 2016, Spring 2016.
Macroeconomics, Graduate, Spring 2015, Spring 2017.
Department of Economics, Universidad de la República (Uruguay)
International Economics, Graduate, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012.
Department of Economics, University of Iowa
Instructor, Undergraduate, Principles of Microeconomics, Spring 2009.
Department of Quantitative Methods, Universidad de la República (Uruguay)
Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate Econometrics, Fall 2004–Spring 2005.
“Career Choice and The Risk Premium in Labor Markets” (with Pedro Silos), Review of Economic Dynamics
“Pruebas PISA y Desarrollo Económico”. Revista de Negocios, IEEM, Universidad de Montevideo, Año XVIII, n° 3, Junio 2015, revista n° 77.
“Accounting for Cross-country Income Differences with Public Capital”
Work In Progress
“Education Quality, Occupations and Economic Development: Is there a Skill-Technology Mismatch?” (with Michelle Rendall and Elisa Keller)
“A DSGE Model for Policy Analysis in Uruguay”, Central Bank
of Uruguay, December 2011
Discussion of “Global Imbalances and Structural Change in the United States” by T. Kehoe, K. Ruhl and J. Steinberg, The Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS) Conference on Macroeconomic Theory and Policy, Tokyo, June 2013.
2017: SAIS John Hopkins University (scheduled); CIDE Mexico (scheduled); Banco de Mexico (scheduled); University of Georgia (scheduled); CEA Universidad de Chile (scheduled).
2016: Midwest Macroeconomic Meetings, Purdue University; Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society, Philadelphia; University of Cincinnati; Texas Theory Conference; LACEA-LAMES 2016, Medellin.
2015: Banco Central de Chile; Instituto de Economia FCE-UDELAR; Universidad ORT; Society for Economic Dynamics, Warsaw; CEF Meeting, Taipei, Tsinghua Workshop in Macroeconomics; Midwest Macroeconomic Meetings, St. Louis; RIDGE Workshop on Growth and Development in Macroeconomics
2014: Taxation and Aggregate Economy Conference, CASEE, ASU; Texas A\&M University; University of Texas, Austin; Virginia Commonwealth University; Association for Public Economic Theory Conference, Seattle; Southern Economic Association, Atlanta; North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society, Minneapolis; Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Texas Camp; ASSA Meetings, Philadelphia.
2013: Tsinghua Workshop in Macroeconomics; Society for Economic Dynamics, Seoul; North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society, USC; QSPS Summer Workshop, Utah State University; Dept. of Economics, FCS-UDELAR; Universidad de Montevideo; University of Houston; Universidad de Los Andes; ITAM.
2012: NBER Summer Meetings, EFACR; Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Dept. of Economics, FCS-UDELAR; University of Iowa; Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
2011: Society for Economic Dynamics, Gent; Latin American Meeting of the Econometric Society, Santiago; Universidad Torcuato Di Tella; Universidad de Montevideo; University of Iowa.
2010: LAEF Conference on Growth and Development, UC Santa Barbara; SITE at Stanford University; Dept. of Economics, FCS-UDELAR; Universidad ORT; Central Bank of Uruguay.
2009: Midwest Macroeconomics Meetings, Indiana University; CINVE; Central Bank of Uruguay; Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
2008: Latin American Meeting of the Econometric Society, Rio de Janeiro; Missouri Economic Conference, University of Missouri; Iowa Alumni Conference, University of Iowa.
2007: Washington University Economics Graduate Students' Conference, St. Louis.
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, Economics Bulletin, European Economic Review, Journal of African Economies, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Review of Economic Dynamics, Southern Economic Journal.
Co-organizer of RIDGE Workshop on Growth and Development in Macroeconomics, 2016.
Edson Sobrinho, reader, first placement: Treasury Department, Brazil.
Mike Hsu, reader, first placement: Hamilton College (lecturer).
Jacob Smith, reader, first placement: Ouray Energy Management.
Bocong Du, reader, first placement: Discover Bank.
Saumya Rana, reader, in course.
Gautham Udupa, reader, in course.
Co-Organizer, Macroeconomics Seminar Series, Department of Economics, University of Houston, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
American Economic Association, Econometric Society, European Economic Association, Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association
Honors & Awards
Scholarships and Fellowships
Fulbright Scholarship for graduate studies in the U.S., 2005-2007 (two year requirement of home country residency met by December, 2012).
Seashore Dissertation Year Fellowship, The University of Iowa, 2009-2010.
University of Houston, Provost Travel Grant (USD 1.200).
Last updated: February, 2017