Santiago Truffa

Ph.D Business Economics

Biography

I am an assistant professor at ESE Business School, where I also serve as Academic Director of the Real Estate Modeling Lab (https://remlab.cl). I earned my Ph.D. in Business Economics from the Haas Business School, UC Berkeley. Prior to joining ESE, I spent two years in the faculty of the Finance Department at Tulane University.

My research interests lay in the intersection of Household Finance and Urban Economics. I use different types of methods to ponder about land and labor.

Working Papers

1.“On the Geography of Inequality: Labor Sorting and Place-Based Policies in General Equilibrium” with Alexis Montecinos (Suffolk) and Diogo Duarte (FIU)

R&R Real Estate Economics

2. “Agglomeration, Coordination and Corporate Investment” with William Grieser (TCU) and Gonzalo Maturana (Emory)

Submitted

3.“Playing Checkers in Chinatown” with Jose Antonio Espin-Sanchez (Yale)

4.“Estimating the Information Component in Switching Costs: A Structural Approach” with Sheisha Kulkarni (Virginia, NBER) and Gonzalo Iberti
Finance by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation through the NBER Household finance small grant program

5.“Keeping it Constant: The Effects of Standardization on Consumer Loan Outcomes” with Sheisha Kulkarni (Virginia, NBER) and Gonzalo Iberti
Finance by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation through the NBER Household finance small grant program

6.“Labor Market Effects of Deleting Delinquencies” with Jordan Nickerson (MIT) and Gonzalo Maturana (Emory)

Submitted

7.“The importance of Large Shocks to Return Predictability” with Alexis Montecinos (Suffolk) and Diogo Duarte (FIU)

R&R Pacific-Basin Finance Journal

8.“Quantifying Technological Change and its Effects on the Divergence of Skills and Wages Across Cities” with Yoonha Kim (UC3)

Submitted

9.“Do political Parties Matter for Municipal Finances? Evidence from Property Reassessments and Estate Taxes” with Felipe Aldunate (PUC) and Cristobal Diaz (PUC)

Submitted

Selected Work in Progress

10.“The Impact of Price Comparison Tools in Consumer Credit Markets on Financial Decision-Making” with Sean Higgins (Northwestern, NBER), Sheisha Kulkarni (Virginia, NBER) and Erik Berwart (CMF)

Finance by the Think Forward Initiative (TFI) long-term grant

11.“Public Bank Lending During a Financial Crisis” with Alexis Montecinos (Suffolk)

12.“Labor Matching in Cities” with Yoonha Kim (UC3)

13.“The Social Geography of Corporate Misconduct” with Matias Braun (ESE) and Ercos Valdivieso (SKK)