Izquierdo, Alejandro - Economist

Professional profile:

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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WP-637 Working Papers Systemic Sudden Stops: The Relevance of Balance-Sheet Effects and Financial Integration Calvo, Guillermo A.
Izquierdo, Alejandro
Mejía, Luis Fernando
Jul, 2008
WP-631 Working Papers Booms and Busts in Latin America: The Role of External Factors Talvi, Ernesto
Izquierdo, Alejandro
Romero, Randall
Feb, 2008
WP-575 Working Papers Real Exchange Rates, Dollarization and Industrial Employment in Latin America Izquierdo, Alejandro
Montero, José Manuel
Oct, 2006
WP-570 Working Papers Phoenix Miracles in Emerging Markets: Recovering without Credit from Systemic Financial Crises Calvo, Guillermo A.
Talvi, Ernesto
Izquierdo, Alejandro
Aug, 2006
WP-511 Working Papers Fiscal Sustainability in Emerging Market Countries with an Application to Ecuador Panizza, Ugo
Izquierdo, Alejandro
Díaz Alvarado, Carlos
Aug, 2004
WP-509 Working Papers On the Empirics of Sudden Stops: The Relevance of Balance-Sheet Effects Calvo, Guillermo A.
Izquierdo, Alejandro
Mejía, Luis Fernando
Jul, 2004
WP-488 Working Papers Information Diffusion in International Markets Izquierdo, Alejandro
Morriset, Jacques
Olarreaga, Marcelo
Jul, 2003
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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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