Associated Researchers

  • Alberto Trejos,
    Professor of economics at the INCAE (Costa Rica) and visiting professor at the Gerald Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan. Former positions include Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica, assistant professor at Northwestern University and advisor to the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and many African countries such as Mozambique, Malawi and Rwanda. He has extensive academic research in fields of development, foreign trade and monetary theory, with publications in the Journal of Political Economy, International Economic Review, Review of Economic Dynamics, among others.
     
     
     
     
  • Alexander Monge-Naranjo,

    Alexander Monge-Naranjo is a macroeconomist with wide interest. He has worked on issues of economic growth and development, optimal financing of education, the diffusion of knowledge across countries and structural transformation. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago (in 1999), a Masters from Universidad Catolica de Chile (93) and  his Bachellors from University of Costa Rica. He has been a professor of economics at Northwestern University, Penn State University and Washington University in St. Louis. He has also served as consultant for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank and the International Labor Organization. Currently, he is a Research Officer at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

  • Allan Timmermann,

    Allan Timmermann is the Atkinson/Epstein Endowed Chair, Professor of Finance at the Rady School of Managemen, University of California at San Diego. Timmermann uses a mix of theory, data and econometric techniques to understand the behavior of prices and expectations in financial markets. His objective is to understand what determines the movement of security prices and to use this in managing risk, forming portfolios and forecasting future price movements. He has also studied mutual fund and pension fund performance. Timmermann has developed new methods in areas such as forecasting under structural breaks, forecast combinations and evaluation of predictive skills.

  • Anthony Venables,

    Anthony  Venables is the  BP Professor of Economics, University of Oxford. Anthony Venables is Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford where he also directs the Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies (OxCarre). He is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Econometric Society. Former positions include Chief Economist at the UK Department for International Development, professor at the London School of Economics, research manager of the trade research group in the World Bank, and advisor to the UK Treasury. He has published extensively in the areas of international trade, spatial economics, and natural resources, including work on trade and imperfect competition, economic integration, multinational firms, and economic geography, but his current research is focusing on issues of urbanisation in developing economies. Publications include The spatial economy; cities, regions and international trade, with M. Fujita and P. Krugman (MIT press, 1999), and Multinationals in the World Economy with G. Barba Navaretti (Princeton 2004).

  • Delfim Gomes Neto,

    PhD in Economics, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (European Doctoral Program). He is a reasearcher at Núcleo de Investigação em Políticas Económicas, Universidade do Minho. He was a researcher at Universidade de Vigo and a visiting researcher at Princeton University and at Banco de Portugal. His research is related to growth and capital mobility, and also to the political economy of capital mobility.

  • Eswar Prasad,

    Ph D in Economics, The University of Chicago. Prasad is the Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he holds the New Century Chair in International Economics, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and serves on an Advisory Committee to India’s Finance Minister. He was previously chief of the Financial Studies Division in the International Monetary Fund’s Research Department and head of the IMF’s China Division. His latest books are The Dollar Trap (Princenton Univ. Press, 2014) and Emerging Markets (with M. Ayan Khose, Brookings Institution, 2010). His extensive publication includes several articles in top academic journals such as American Economic Review, International Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics and Review of Economics and Statistics.

  • Fernando Veloso ,

    Fernando Veloso is a researcher at the Brazilian Institute of Economics (IBRE) of Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV). He received a B.A. in Economics from University of Brasília, a M.A. in Economics from PUC-Rio and a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. He is a former Executive-Secretary of the Brazilian Econometric Society (2010-2011). He organized books and published several articles in national and international academic journals. His research interests include Economic Growth and Development, Economics of Education and Public Policy.

  • Flavio Cunha,

    Flavio Cunha is Associate Professor of Economics at Rice University and research associate at the Population Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania and Rede de Economistas Aplicados. He has a master in economics from the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro and a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. The focus of his research is human capital formation.

  • Jean-François Brun,

    Jean-François Brun is PhD in Development Economics by the CERDI / University of Auvergne. He is a senior economist at the school of economics - university of Auvergne and researcher at CERDI. His main area of research is taxation issues and tax policy in developing economies. He has published papers in World Bank Economic Review, China Economic Reviews, Economie et Prévision, among many. He also works as consultant for the IMF, World Bank, European Union, African Development Bank and the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom.

  • Regis Bonelli,

    Regis Bonelli  holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the University of California — Berkeley and an engineer degree from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. He is currently senior researcher at IBRE — Instituto Brasileiro de Economia, Fundação Getulio Vargas; General Coordinator of IBRE’s Macroeconomic Bulletin; member  of CODACE — Business Cycle Dating Committee; and research associate at the Institute of Economic Policy Studies - IEPE / Casa das Garças. Previously: Visiting Research Fellow, Centre for Brazilian Studies, and Senior Associate Member, St Antony's College, University of Oxford; Executive Director, BNDES — Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social; Research Director, IPEA — Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada ; and Director General,  IBGE — Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística.

  • Robert Engle,

    Robert F. Engle is the  Michael Armellino Professor of Finance, New York University Stern School of Business. Robert Engle is an expert in time series analysis with a long-standing interest in the analysis of financial markets.   His ARCH model and its generalizations have become indispensable tools not only for researchers, but also for analysts of financial markets.  Engle has published well over 100 academic research papers, four books and many other scholarly works. Over the years, Engle’s authored influential papers analyzing macro economics, energy markets, urban economies and emerging markets as well as the main financial asset classes: equities, currencies, fixed income and derivatives. Two of his papers have reached milestones in citations: the paper introducing the ARCH model in 1982 and the paper coauthored with Clive Granger introducing Cointegration, in 1987. These two papers were honored in "Citation Classics" as two of the most cited of all papers in economics. They were also the two papers forming the basis for the 2003 Nobel Prize for Engle and Granger.

  • Tiago Cavalcanti ,

    Tiago Cavalcanti is a University Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity College. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois and his research expertise is Economic Growth and Development. His research has appeared in leading academic journals, such as the Journal of Monetary Economics, Review of Economic Statistics, European Economic Review and the Journal of the European Economic Association.