University Professor of Economics, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Welcome to my website
I am a tenured Full-Professor of Economics at the University of Bamberg in Germany. Previously, I served as an Assistant Professor of Economics (reappointed, on tenure-track) at The New School for Social Research in New York City. I am also a research fellow of the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) in Düsseldorf, Germany, a fellow of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network (EABCN) and a member of the Computational and Financial Econometrics (CFE) Network and a research fellow of the Centre of Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) at the Australian National University, Sydney.
Here you can find information about my research, teaching and (from time to time) some of my thoughts about current topics in macroeconomics and economic policy. Check out also the website of my professorship at the University of Bamberg following this link.
- July 2017: I just published an Op-Ed article at the Süddeutsche Zeitung. You can find the online version here.
- May 2017: The Bamberg Doctoral Research Group on Behavioral Macroeconomics (BaGBeM) of which I am the speaker, begin with the admission of the first three doctoral students. Please visit the BaGBeM website for more information.
- May 2016: The paper by Mikael Bask (Uppsala University) and myself titled “Optimal Monetary Policy under Learning and Structural Uncertainty in a New Keynesian Model with a Cost Channel and Inflation Inertia” has been accepted for publication at the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.
- April 2016: My home country Ecuador was hit by a 7.8 Richter scale earthquake. If you would like to know how you could help the victims, please go to Ecuador Earthquake.
- January 2016: My paper “Detecting and Predicting Economic Accelerations, Recessions and Normal Growth Periods in Real Time” has been accepted for publication at the Journal of Forecasting.