School of Economics-The University of Queensland
Jorge is a macroeconomist with ten years of experience in government institutions and Academia. He holds a bachelor and master in economics from Universidad de Chile (2008 and 2010) and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia (2017). Before joining UQ School of economics as a lecturer, Jorge worked four years at the research department of the Superintendencia de Pensiones in Chile, where he worked in designing the investment portfolio of the unemployment insurance accounts as well as studying the effects on new pension information on members’ decisions. Jorge’s Ph.D.’s dissertation studied the role of industry linkages in propagating economic shocks.
Currently, Jorge’s research agenda entails the study of how industry and household heterogeneity shape the macroeconomic effects of sectoral shocks, financial shocks, and fiscal policy. Jorge combines econometrics and theoretical models to make quantitative analyses that lead to a better understanding of the sources of macroeconomic fluctuations, as well as the study of stabilization policies. In his free time, Jorge enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing roller hockey, and playing guitar.
Area/Research interests: Macroeconomics and applied econometrics