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Academic positions and affiliations

Columbia University, Graduate School of Business
  David W. Zalaznick Associate Professor of Business (without tenure), 2015-
  Affiliated appointment with Department of Economics, 2009-
  Associate Professor of Economics (without tenure), 2013-2015


Assistant Professor of Economics, 2009-2013
University of Warwick, Department of Economics, Associate Professor, 2013-
Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research Affiliate, 2013-


Ph.D. in Economics, University of California, Berkeley, 2004-2009
  Dissertation: Essays on Relational Contracts
Advisors: Benjamin Hermalin, Steven Tadelis, and Shachar Kariv
Licentiate in Economics (with honors), Universidad del Cema, Argentina, 1998-2001

Working papers and publications

“Fiscal Rules and Discretion in a World Economy,” with Pierre Yared

“Contests for Experimentation,” with Navin Kartik and Qingmin Liu

“Managerial Attention and Worker Engagement,” with Andrea Prat, revise and resubmit, American Economic Review

“Optimal Contracts for Experimentation,” with Navin Kartik and Qingmin Liu, revise and resubmit, Review of Economic Studies

“Investing in a Relationship,” RAND Journal of Economics, 46(1), 165-185, 2015

“Fiscal Rules and Discretion under Persistent Shocks,” with Pierre Yared, Econometrica, 82(5), 1557-1614, 2014 (lead article)

“Relationship Building: Conflict and Project Choice over Time,” Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, 30(4), 683-708, 2014

“Relational Contracts and the Value of Relationships,” American Economic Review, 102(2), 750-779, 2012

“Financial Globalization, Crises, and Contagion,” with Sergio Schmukler and Pablo Zoido-Lobaton, in A. Morales (Ed.), International Macroeconomics: Recent Developments, Nova Science Publishers, 207-225, 2006

“Distributional Effects of Crises: The Financial Channel,” with Sergio Schmukler, Economia, 5(1), 1-67, 2004 (lead article)

Teaching experience

Game Theory and Business, Columbia Business School, Spring 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Graduate Game Theory, UC Berkeley, Teaching Assistant, Fall 2007

Graduate Contract Theory, UC Berkeley, Teaching Assistant, Spring 2006

Graduate Macroeconomic Theory, UC Berkeley, Teaching Assistant, Fall 2005, 2006

Professional experience

The World Bank, Development Research Group, Consultant, Washington D.C., 2002–2004
McKinsey and Company, Business Information Specialist, Argentina, 2000–2001

Fellowships and awards

Oliver E. Williamson Prize for Best Article in JLEO, runner-up, 2014
Excellence in Refereeing Award, American Economic Review, 2012, 2014
Columbia Business School Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence in a Core Course, 2011
Graduate Division Summer Grant, UC Berkeley, 2008
Dean’s Normative Time Fellowship, UC Berkeley, 2007–2008
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, UC Berkeley, 2007
Graduate Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2007
Academic Progress Award, UC Berkeley, 2007
Grace Katagiri Prize for best empirical econometrics paper, Dept. of Economics, UC Berkeley, 2006
First-year fellowship, Dept. of Economics, UC Berkeley, 2004–2005
Four-year scholarship, Universidad del Cema, 1998–2001

Seminar presentations

Hebrew University (2015); Tel Aviv (2015); Edinburgh (2015); Columbia Law School (2015); Toulouse (2014); MIT Sloan (2014); EUI (2014); Bonn (2014); Mannheim (2014); Munich (2014); Aalto-Helsinki (2014); LBS (2014); UCL (2014); PSE-Roy Seminar (2014); Harvard-MIT (2013); CEU (2013); Chicago Booth (2013); Kellogg M&S (2013); UT Austin (2013); Warwick (2013); Columbia GSB (2012); Haas (2012); Columbia (2012); MIT Sloan (2012); Michigan State (2012); Rochester Simon (2012); UBC Sauder (2011); Queen’s GSB (2011); Georgetown (2011); Toulouse (2010); Harvard-MIT (2010); WashU (2009); NYU Stern (2009); Duke-Fuqua-UNC (2009); UCLA (2009); Caltech (2009); Yale SOM (2009); Columbia GSB (2009); Toronto (2009); UPenn (2009); Chicago Booth (2009); Olin (2009); MIT Sloan (2009); LSE (2009); Northwestern (2009); Kellogg M&S (2009); USC Marshall (2009); Haas (2008); Berkeley (2008).

Conference presentations

SAET Conference (2015); NBER Org Econ Working Group Meeting (2015, invited discussant); Columbia-Duke-MIT-Northwestern IO Theory Conference (2014); CEPR Workshop on Incentives, Management and Organisation (2014, invited discussant); Stanford Institute for Theoretical Economics (SITE) Workshop on Dynamic Games, Contracts, and Markets (2014); Warwick Economics Theory Conference (2014); Essex Workshop on Stochastic Games and Mechanisms (2014); NBER Org Econ Working Group Meeting (2013); European Summer Symposium in Economic Theory (ESSET), Gerzensee (2013); Cowles Conference in Economic Theory (2013, invited discussant); NBER Org Econ Working Group Meeting (2012, invited discussant); Columbia GSB Strategy Conference (2012, invited discussant); Columbia-Duke-Northwestern IO Theory Conference (2012); NBER Org Econ Working Group Meeting (2012); Columbia-Duke-Northwestern IO Theory Conference (2011, invited discussant); IO Day (2011); NBER Entrepreneurship Working Group Meeting (2011, invited discussant); NBER Org Econ Working Group Meeting (2011, invited discussant); ASSA meetings (2010, invited discussant); Paris Sorbonne Conference on Contracts, Procurement, and Public-Private Arrangements (2010); NBER conference on Relational Contracts (2009, invited discussant); UCSD mini-conference on Dynamic Relationships (2009); HBS Strategy Research Conference (2009); 13th Annual Conference of ISNIE at UC Berkeley Haas (2009).


American Economic Review; B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics; Econometrica; Games and Economic Behavior; International Economic Review; International Journal of Game Theory; Journal of Economic Theory; Journal of Economics and Management Strategy; Journal of Finance; Journal of Industrial Economics; Journal of Labor Economics; Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization; Journal of Political Economy; Journal of the European Economic Association; Management Science; Quarterly Journal of Economics; RAND Journal of Economics; Review of Economic Dynamics; Review of Economic Studies; Theoretical Economics.

Editorial Board, Review of Economic Studies, 2014-