Selected working papers

(2021). When Measure Matters: Coresidence Bias and Intergenerational Mobility Revisited. Revision requested at Journal of Applied Econometrics. Presentations (including scheduled): CEA 2022, and LACEA Annual Meeting 2022.

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(2021). Does It Matter Where You Grow Up? Childhood Exposure Effects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Revision requested at Economic Development and Cultural Change. Presentations (including scheduled): CUNY Graduate Center, Development Bank of Latin America, RED 2022 Academic Workshop, Second World Inequality Conference, SOLE 2022, Universidad Diego Portales, 16th North American Meeting of the Urban Economics Association, WIDER Development Conference, and AEA Annual Meeting (AEA’s poster session).

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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. Submitted. 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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(2019). Momentum in Repeated Competition: Exploiting the Fine Line between Winning and Losing. Rej. and resubmit. Presentations: CUNY Graduate Center 2020 and EEA 2020.

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Work experience

 
 
 
 
 

Economist at the Gender and Diversity Division

The Inter-American Development Bank

Nov 2022 – Present Washington DC
 
 
 
 
 

Extended Term Consultant at the Poverty and Equity Global Practice (Equity Policy Lab)

The World Bank

Jul 2021 – Oct 2022 Washington DC
Development of a state-of-the-art microsimulation model for distributional impacts of climate change and climate action that is being used in several CCDRs (e.g., Vietnam, Rwanda, Sahel, the Philippines, among others). Support in training staff about the use of macro-micro models for distributional impacts of climate change by preparing sessions for the community of practice in the Poverty GP and sessions in the World Bank “Learning Days”. Lead a CEQ assessment and the creation a fiscal simulation tool for Tanzania.
 
 
 
 
 

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

The World Bank

May 2019 – Jun 2021 Washington DC
Co-authored a paper about intergenerational income mobility that required harmonizing more than 60 household surveys and writing several ado-files to produce estimates using two-sample two-stage least squares. Helped with paper that required identifying, obtaining, and working with ten complex longitudinal surveys.
 
 
 
 
 

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

The World Bank

Jul 2018 – Jun 2019 Washington DC
Co-authored two background papers for a report on LAC’s fiscal policy and supported the report’s preparation.
 
 
 
 
 

Research Associate

Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality

Jan 2018 – May 2021 Washington DC
Co-authored two research papers related to unit nonresponse in surveys. Supported the creation of the GC Wealth Inequality Dashboard by putting together a data set of wealth inequality from different sources for many countries.
 
 
 
 
 

Consultant at the Labor Markets Division

Inter-American Development Bank

Mar 2016 – Aug 2016 Washington DC
Co-authored a paper about wage inequality using employer-employee data in Latin America.
 
 
 
 
 

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

The World Bank

Mar 2016 – Aug 2016 Washington DC
Provided research assistance for a project related to pension knowledge acquisition using a longitudinal survey.
 
 
 
 
 

Economic and Financial Analyst at the Research Division

Central Bank of Chile

Feb 2010 – Aug 2014 Santiago, Chile
Developed a research agenda on forecasting that resulted in 6 peer-reviewed papers and 3 working papers. Worked as an adviser to the board member Joaquin Vial. Constructed the international macroeconomic scenario relevant for Chile in each monetary policy report

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

Fellowships, grants, awards, and honors

  1. Travel grant to present at the WIDER Development Conference 2022 in Colombia
  2. IPUMS International Research Award 2021 (best graduate student paper)
  3. Mario Capelloni Dissertation Fellowship, award ($25K) for students of high academic merit who show exceptional promise in their field, CUNY, 2021
  4. Dissertation selected for presentation at Inside the Graduate Center: A Dissertation Showcase 2021
  5. Development Bank of Latin America Research Grant ($2K)
  6. Provost’s University Fellowship ($5.5K), CUNY, Spring 2021
  7. Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies Research Grant ($1.5K), CUNY, 2021
  8. Doctoral Student Research Grant ($1.3K), CUNY, Spring 2021
  9. Doctoral Student Research Grant ($1K), CUNY, Spring 2019
  10. Travel grant to attend the CGU Dissertation Workshop, 2019
  11. Travel grant to attend the HCEO Summer School on Socioeconomic Inequality at the University of Bonn, 2018
  12. Travel grant to attend the LIS Introductory Workshop in Luxembourg, 2018
  13. ARC Student research praxis award ($4K), CUNY, Spring 2018
  14. Graduate Center Fellowship (tuition and stipend), CUNY 2016–2021
  15. Merit-based fellowship (tuition and stipend), Georgetown University, 2014–2015
  16. MA tuition fellowship (100%), FEN, Universidad de Chile, 2009
  17. Scholarship based on socioeconomic background, FEN, Universidad de Chile, 2004–2008
  18. Tuition fellowship (~50%) based on merit and SE background, Ministry of Education, 2004–2008
  19. Scholarship based on university admission test, Local Gov. of Cauquenes, 2004–2008

Talks (including scheduled)

  1. January 2023: AEA Annual Meeting (AEA’s poster session)
  2. November 2022: Southern Economic Association
  3. November 2022: LACEA Annual Meetings
  4. October 2022: WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNIANDES: Reducing inequality – the great challenge of our time
  5. September 2022: 16th North American Meeting of the Urban Economics Association
  6. August 2022: Stata Conference
  7. June 2022: Canadian Economics Association Conference
  8. May 2022: Universidad Diego Portales
  9. May 2022: Society of Labor Economists Annual Conference
  10. January 2022: AEA Annual Meeting (AEA’s poster session)
  11. December 2021: Second World Inequality Conference
  12. November 2021: Southern Economic Association
  13. November 2021: Bolivian Conference on Development Economics
  14. October 2021: LACEA Annual Meeting
  15. September 2021: CAF academic workshop RED 2022: Intergenerational mobility in Latin America
  16. August 2021: Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)
  17. July 2021: Ninth ECINEQ Meeting
  18. June 2021: Western Economic Association Annual Conference
  19. June 2021: Canadian Economics Association Conference
  20. May 2021: Jagiellonian University
  21. May 2021: Society of Labor Economists Annual Conference
  22. April 2021: Conference on Opportunities, Mobility, and Well-Being
  23. April 2021: Centro de Estudios Espinosa Yglesias
  24. March 2021: Midwest Economics Association
  25. March 2021: Social Mobility and Economic Performance Workshop (poster)
  26. March 2021: Western Economic Association Virtual International Conference
  27. December 2020: Stone Center on Socio-economic Inequality
  28. November 2020: Southern Economic Association
  29. October 2020: Missouri Valley Economic Association
  30. July 2020: Stata Conference
  31. June 2020: Western Economic Association International
  32. February 2020: Eastern Economic Association
  33. February 2020: NY Camp Econometrics (cancelled)
  34. December 2019: CGU Dissertation Workshop
  35. July 2019: Stata Conference Chicago
  36. May 2019: The World Bank (co-author)
  37. April 2019: GWU Student Research Conference
  38. March 2019: APPAM DC Regional Student Conference
  39. July 2018: LIS Summer Workshop
  40. July 2018: SSSI Bonn (poster)
  41. December 2014: XLIX CLADEA Conference (co-author)
  42. September 2012: Annual meeting of the Chilean Economic Society
  43. 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”.