Selected working papers and research in progress

(2021). Does it Matter Where You Grow up? Childhood Exposure Effects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Presentations (including scheduled): CUNY Graduate Center, Development Bank of Latin America, RED 2022 Academic Workshop, and Second World Inequality Conference.

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(2020). The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean. Submitted. Presentations (including scheduled): CUNY Graduate Center 2020, Missouri Valley Econ. Assoc. 2020, Stone Center 2020, WEAI 2021, Social Mobility and Economic Performance Workshop, MEA 2021, Centro de Estudios Espinosa Yglesias, Conference on Opportunities, Mobility, and Well-Being, SOLE 2021, CEA 2021, ECINEQ Meeting, LACEA 2021, SEA 2021, BCDE 2021, and AEA 2022 poster session.

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(2020). Intergenerational Educational Mobility within Chile. Presentations: CUNY Graduate Center 2020, and WEAI 2021.

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(2020). Pre-testing for Unobserved Cluster Effects and Inference in Panel Data Sets. Presentations: CUNY Graduate Center 2020, NY camp econometrics 2020 (canceled), EEA 2020, WEAI 2020, Stata conference 2020, and SEA 2020.

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(2020). On the Use of Wild and Pair Bootstrap with an Application to Time Series Momentum. Preliminary results available upon request. Presentations: CUNY Graduate Center 2020.

(2019). Jumping on the Bandwagon? Attendance Response to Recent Victories in the NBA. Revisions requested. Presentations: CUNY Graduate Center 2020.

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Teaching

 
 
 
 
 

Lecturer of Introduction to econometrics (x5)

Aug 2017 – May 2020 City College of New York
 
 
 
 
 

Lecturer of Introduction to macroeconomics

Mar 2014 – Jul 2014 Universidad de Santiago
 
 
 
 
 

Graduate teaching assistant of Finance at the MBA (x3)

Jul 2011 – Dec 2013 Universidad de Chile
 
 
 
 
 

Teaching Assistant of Introduction to economics (x3)

Mar 2010 – Dec 2011 Universidad Diego Portales

Work experience

 
 
 
 
 

Extended Term Consultant at the Poverty and Equity Global Practice

The World Bank

Jul 2021 – Present Washington DC
 
 
 
 
 

Short Term Consultant at the Development Research Group (Poverty and Inequality)

The World Bank

May 2019 – Jun 2021 Washington DC
Working mostly on intergenerational socioeconomic mobility.
 
 
 
 
 

Short Term Consultant at the Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment Global Practice

The World Bank

Jul 2018 – Jun 2019 Washington DC
Work on background papers for a regional study about fiscal policy in LAC.
 
 
 
 
 

Research Associate

Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality

Jan 2018 – May 2021 Washington DC
Working mostly on unit nonresponse bias in survey data and in the creation of a comprehensive data set about wealth inequality.
 
 
 
 
 

Consultant at the Labor Markets Division

Inter-American Development Bank

Mar 2016 – Aug 2016 Washington DC
Work on earnings inequality using administrative data.
 
 
 
 
 

Short Term Consultant at the Development Research Group (Human Development)

The World Bank

Mar 2016 – Aug 2016 Washington DC
Work on pension knowledge adquisition.
 
 
 
 
 

Economic and Financial Analyst at the Research Division

Central Bank of Chile

Feb 2010 – Aug 2014 Santiago, Chile
Research, forecasting, and adviser of a board member.

Fellowships, grants, awards, and honors

  1. Mario Capelloni Dissertation Fellowship, award ($25K) for students of high academic merit who show exceptional promise in their field, CUNY, 2021
  2. Dissertation selected for presentation at Inside the Graduate Center: A Dissertation Showcase 2021
  3. Development Bank of Latin America Research Grant ($2K)
  4. Provost’s University Fellowship ($5.5K), CUNY, Spring 2021
  5. CLACLS Research Grant ($1.5K), CUNY, 2021
  6. Doctoral Student Research Grant ($1.3K), CUNY, Spring 2021
  7. Doctoral Student Research Grant ($1K), CUNY, Spring 2019
  8. CGU Dissertation Workshop (selected to participate and funded), 2019
  9. SSSI at the University of Bonn (selected to participate and funded), 2018
  10. LIS Introductory Workshop (selected to participate and funded), 2018
  11. ARC Student research praxis award ($4K), CUNY, Spring 2018
  12. Graduate Center Fellowship (tuition and stipend), CUNY 2016–2021
  13. Merit-based fellowship (tuition and stipend), Georgetown University, 2014–2015
  14. MA tuition fellowship (100%), FEN, Universidad de Chile, 2009
  15. Scholarship based on socioeconomic background, FEN, Universidad de Chile, 2004–2008
  16. Tuition fellowship (~50%) based on merit and SE background, Ministry of Education, 2004–2008
  17. Scholarship based on university admission test, Local Gov. of Cauquenes, 2004–2008

Talks (including scheduled)

  1. January 2022: AEA Annual Meeting (AEA’s poster session)
  2. December 2021: Second World Inequality Conference
  3. November 2021: Southern Economic Association
  4. November 2021: Bolivian Conference on Development Economics
  5. October 2021: LACEA Annual Meeting
  6. September 2021: CAF academic workshop RED 2022: Intergenerational mobility in Latin America
  7. August 2021: Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)
  8. July 2021: Ninth ECINEQ Meeting
  9. June 2021: Western Economic Association Annual Conference
  10. June 2021: Canadian Economics Association Conference
  11. May 2021: Jagiellonian University
  12. May 2021: Society of Labor Economists Annual Conference
  13. April 2021: Conference on Opportunities, Mobility, and Well-Being
  14. April 2021: Centro de Estudios Espinosa Yglesias
  15. March 2021: Midwest Economics Association
  16. March 2021: Social Mobility and Economic Performance Workshop (poster)
  17. March 2021: Western Economic Association Virtual International Conference
  18. December 2020: Stone Center on Socio-economic Inequality
  19. November 2020: Southern Economic Association
  20. October 2020: Missouri Valley Economic Association
  21. July 2020: Stata Conference
  22. June 2020: Western Economic Association International
  23. February 2020: Eastern Economic Association
  24. February 2020: NY Camp Econometrics (cancelled)
  25. December 2019: CGU Dissertation Workshop
  26. July 2019: Stata Conference Chicago
  27. May 2019: The World Bank (co-author)
  28. April 2019: GWU Student Research Conference
  29. March 2019: APPAM DC Regional Student Conference
  30. July 2018: LIS Summer Workshop
  31. July 2018: SSSI Bonn (poster)
  32. December 2014: XLIX CLADEA Conference (co-author)
  33. September 2012: Annual meeting of the Chilean Economic Society
  34. 2011-12-13: Central Bank of Chile

Software

I’ve co-authored and published two new Stata commands and their associated papers. They address survey nonresponse and sample selection in quantile regressions.

kmr.ado (code paper)

This command implements Korinek, Mistiaen and Ravallion (2007). This command allows the user to estimate a micro compliance function using groups’ nonresponse rates, which can be used to correct survey weights for unit nonresponse. To install it within Stata type “net install st0634.pkg”.

qregsel.ado (code paper)

This command implements a copula-based sample selection correction for quantile regression recently proposed by Arellano and Bonhomme (2017). To install it within Stata type “ssc install qregsel”.