About me

I am an Assistant Professor of International Finance at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. My main fields of research are International Finance, Financial Economics and Empirical Banking. I have a special interest on financial intermediaries and how they affect international capital flows and economic activity. More specifically, I have been working on how the use of well-known benchmark indexes by financial intermediaries affects both financial markets and real economic activity.

More personally, I grew up in Buenos Aires, and studied economics at Universidad del CEMA. Afterwards, I moved to Barcelona and completed the Msc. in Economics at Barcelona GSE. Later on, I received my Ph.D. in Economics and Finance from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. I also spent one year as a visiting doctoral student in the Financial Markets Group (FMG) at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Research

Publications

Working Papers

Work in Progress

  • “Firm Financing and Benchmark Indexes”, with Fernando Broner and Sergio Schmukler.
  • “Corporate Debt Issuance in Emerging Markets: The Role of Benchmarks”, with Mauricio Larrain and Sergio Schmukler.
  • “Benchmarking and the Global Financial Cycle”, with Nathan Converse and Eduardo Levy Yeyati.
  • “Indexing and Market Liquidity: Evidence from International Bond Markets”, with Lorenzo Pandolfi and Sergio Schmukler.

Book Chapters

Contact

George Washington University
Department of Economics
2115 G Street, NW
Room 304
Washington, DC 20052
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