- Ph.D. in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010
- Master of Arts in Economics, University of Chile, 2003
- Licentiate in Economics, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, 2000
|Current position and affiliations
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Ohio University, August 2016-
Master of Arts in Economics, Director, August 2019-
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Ohio University, September 2010- July 2016
Research Associate, Globalization & Monetary Policy Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 2012-
Associate Editor, Economía, September 2019-.
Guest Editor, Special Issue:
Recent Developments in Inflation Dynamics (August, 2022)
|Articles in refereed journals
Forecasting Inflation in Open Economies: What Can a NOEM Model Do?, 2022.
(coauthors: Enrique Martínez-García; accepted in the Journal of Forecasting).
Flexible Average Inflation Targeting: How Much Is U.S. Monetary Policy Changing? Economia,
August, 45(89): 102-149, 2022. (coauthor: Jarod Coulter and Enrique Martínez-García)
New Perspectives on Forecasting Inflation in Emerging Market Economies: An Empirical Assessment. International Journal of Forecasting,
July-September, 35(3): 1008-1031, 2019. (coauthor: Enrique Martínez-García)
Inequality in Body Mass Indices across Countries: Evidence from Convergence Tests. Economics & Human Biology, 33: 40-57, 2019.
(coauthor: Patricia Toledo.)
Do Overweight and Obesity Prevalence Rates Converge in Europe? Research in Economics, 72(4): 482-493, 2018.
(coauthor: Patricia Toledo)
Long-run Overweight Levels and Convergence in Body Mass Index, Economics & Human Biology, 31: 26-39, 2018.
(coauthor: Patricia Toledo.)
Do Good Institutions Promote Counter-cyclical Macroeconomic Policies?,
Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 78(5): 650-670, 2016. (coauthors: César Calderón, Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel.)
Does the US Current Account Show a Symmetric Behavior over the Business Cycle?,
International Review of Economics and Finance, 41: 202-219, 2016.
A Simple Model to Teach Business Cycle Macroeconomics for Emerging Market and Developing Economies,
Journal of Economic Education, 46(4): 394-402, 2015.
A Threshold Model of the US Current Account, Economic Modelling, 48: 270-280, 2015.
Institutional Quality, the Cyclicality of Monetary Policy and Macroeconomic Volatility, Journal of Macroeconomics , 39: 113-155, 2014.
Financial liberalization, Low World Interest Rates, and Global Imbalances: A Note with a Simple Two-Country Model,
Applied Economics Letters, 21(14), 2014.
Regional Convergence in Chile: New Tests, Old Results. (coauthor: Rodrigo Fuentes). Latin American Journal
of Economics (Cuadernos de Economía), 2006.
The Role of Credibility in the Cyclical Properties of Macroeconomic Policies: Evidence for Emerging Economies.
Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), 4, 2004. (coauthors: César Calderón, Klaus
The Role of Credibility on the Cyclical Behavior of Macroeconomic Policies: Evidence for Chile. Revista de
Economía Chilena 6(3), Central Bank of Chile, December 2003. (in Spanish, coauthors: César Calderón, Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel.)
Purchasing Power Parity in Chile: A Long-Span Study. Estudios de Economía 30(1), 2003. University of Chile.
(coauthor: César Calderón.)
On the Implications of a Unilateral Currency Union on Macroeconomic Volatility. In: Prospects for Monetary
Unions after the Euro, edited by Paul De Grauwe and Jacques Melitz. The MIT Press, 2005
How Well Does a Monetary Dynamic Equilibrium Model Account for Chilean Data?. In: General Equilibrium
Models for the Chilean Economy, edited by R. Chumacero and K. Schmidt-Hebbel. Central Bank of Chile, 2005.
|Working papers and work in progress
Just Do IT? An Assessment of Inflation Targeting in a Global Comparative Case Study, 2022.
(coauthors: Enrique Martínez-García and Patricia Toledo).
Forecasting Food Price Inflation during Global Crises, 2023.
(coauthor: Patricia Toledo).
Flexible Average Inflation Targeting: How Much Is U.S. Monetary Policy Changing?, 2022.
(coauthors: Jarod Coulter and Enrique Martínez-García).
Simple Models to Understand and Teach Business Cycle Macroeconomics in Developing and Emerging Economies,
Peruvian Economic Association Working Paper No. 49 2015.
|Other research and teaching experience
Visiting Professor, Master Program of Economics, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (2012-2022).
Courses/modules: Topics on Open Macroeconomics, Forecasting Methods and Forecast Evaluation, Economic Growth.
Visiting Professor, Master Program of Economics, Universidad del Pacífico, Peru (June 2011).
Course: Forecasting Methods and Forecast Evaluation.
Lecturer of Statistics Measurement in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Spring 2007.
Economist. Research Unit, Central Bank of Chile, 2001-2004.
|Academic honors, awards and grants
LAS grant, Ohio University, 2014, 2015.
ITF grant, Ohio University, May 2011.
Harold Groves Economics Graduate Student Research paper award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006.
Awarded second place (Research Medal) in competition in the category of Financial Markets at the Conference
Globalization and Equity, organized by the Global Development Network (GDN), Egypt, January 2003.
Best Graduate Student, M.A. in Economics, University of Chile, 2000.
Awarded second place in "Research Competition for Young Economists 2000-2001�, organized by the Central Bank of Peru.
Department of Economics Fellowship, University of Chile, 1999-2000.
Awarded first place in "Research Competition for Young Economists 1999-2000�, organized by the Central Bank of Peru.
|Other professional activities
Memberships: American Economic Association, Peruvian Economic Association.
Reviewer for Contemporary Economic Policy, Economics Bulletin (3), Economics and Human Biology (2),
Economic Modelling (3), Economic Systems, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Empirical Economics, Estudios de Economía (2),
Fiscal Studies, German Economic Review, International Economics, Journal of Applied Economics, Journal of Forecasting,
Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Macroeconomics, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking (5), MIT Press (2),
Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Review of Economics and Statistics, and World Development..
Member of the Advisory Group for Research Evaluation (2015-) and External Faculty Reviewer
(for the Annual Competition of Research Projects 2018), Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.
LACEA 2019 Conference, Program Committee member.
28th International Conference Computing in Economics and Finance, Scientific Committee member.