Izquierdo, Alejandro - Economist

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Alejandro Izquierdo is a Principal Technical Leader in the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Previously, he worked as the Regional Economic Advisor for Mexico and Central America at the IDB, and was formerly a Principal Economist in the Research Department. Alejandro was in charge of the IDB’s Annual Macroeconomic Report for four consecutive years. He is currently co-director of the Columbia University-IDB executive program on international financial issues in emerging markets. Before his career at IDB, Alejandro worked at the World Bank in the Department of Economic Policy, and taught courses on macroeconomics and international finance at several Latin American universities. He has several publications in professional journals and edited volumes. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland, an M.S. from Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina, and a B.A. in Economics from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

His current research interests include issues in international finance such as optimal levels of international reserves, the role of external factors on growth, the relevance of balance-sheet effects and financial integration in determining the likelihood of experiencing Sudden Stops in capital flows, as well as how countries recover from output collapses following Sudden Stops. He has also worked on the impact of Sudden Stops in the variance of relative prices, fiscal sustainability under Sudden Stops, and amplification effects of collateral constraints on the real exchange rate and output. Additionally, he has conducted research on the impact of macroeconomic external shocks and public expenditure allocation on poverty reduction for developing countries using computable general equilibrium models.

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B-628 Monograph All that Glitters May Not Be Gold. Assessing Latin America`s Recent Macroeconomic Performance Talvi, Ernesto
Izquierdo, Alejandro
Apr, 2008
S-902 Discussion Papers All That Glitters May Not Be Gold: Assesing Latin America's Recent Macroeconomic Performance Talvi, Ernesto
Izquierdo, Alejandro
Apr, 2008
WP-631 Working Papers Booms and Busts in Latin America: The Role of External Factors Talvi, Ernesto
Izquierdo, Alejandro
Romero, Randall
Feb, 2008
P-310 Presentations Comments. Does Openness to Trade Make Countries More Vulnerable to Sudden Stops, or Less? Using Gravity to Establish Causality Izquierdo, Alejandro
Dec, 2004
WP-482 Working Papers Corporate Governance and Private Capital Flows to Latin America Panizza, Ugo
Chong, Alberto
Micco, Alejandro
Izquierdo, Alejandro
Feb, 2003
S-446 Discussion Papers De-dollarization Strategies and Domestic Currency Debt Markets in Emerging Economies Calvo, Guillermo A.
Izquierdo, Alejandro
Apr, 2005
B-633 Books Dealing with an International Credit Crunch. Policy Responses to Sudden Stops in Latin America Izquierdo, Alejandro
Cavallo, Eduardo A.
Feb, 2009
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Fiscal Transfers in Latin America and the Caribbean: What Are Their Composition and Cyclicality Patterns? Macroeconomics Navajas, Fernando
Izquierdo, Alejandro
Mancilla, Elton
Oct, 2016 The Latin American and Caribbean Research Network
Macroeconomic and Financial Challenges Facing Latin America and the Caribbean after the Crisis Macroeconomics Powell, Andrew
Izquierdo, Alejandro
Mancilla, Elton
Caballero, Julian
Jul, 2013 The Latin American and Caribbean Research Network
The Elasticity of Substitution in Demand for Non-Tradable Goods in Latin America Macroeconomics Izquierdo, Alejandro
Mendoza, Enrique
Apr, 2003 The Latin American and Caribbean Research Network
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