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-644 Books The Age of Productivity: Transforming Economies from the Bottom Up Agosin, Manuel R. Mar, 2010
B-644 Books The Age of Productivity: Transforming Economies from the Bottom Up Atal, Juan Pablo Mar, 2010
B-644 Books The Age of Productivity: Transforming Economies from the Bottom Up Blyde, Juan Mar, 2010
B-2007 Books IPES 2007 - Living with Debt: How to Limit Risks of Sovereign Finance Borensztein, Eduardo Oct, 2006
B-644 Books The Age of Productivity: Transforming Economies from the Bottom Up Busso, Matías Mar, 2010
S-446 Discussion Papers De-dollarization Strategies and Domestic Currency Debt Markets in Emerging Economies Calvo, Guillermo A. Apr, 2005
RIT-152 RES in the Press Does Wall Street’s meltdown show financial globalisation itself is part of the problem? Calvo, Guillermo A. Sep, 2008
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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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