Santiago Truffa

Ph.D Business Administration

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Personal information

E-mail: struffa.ese@uandes.cl

Professional experience

June 2019:

ESE Business School, Universidad de los Andes
Assistant Professor / Santiago, Chile
Director Real Estate Modeling Lab

July 2017- May 2019:

Tulane University, Finance
Visiting Assistant Professor / New Orleans, USA

June 2008- June 2011:

Ministry of Finance
Economic analyst / Santiago, Chile

May 2007- May 2008:

Cuprum (Pension Fund)
Financial trader and analyst / Santiago, Chile

Education

2017 UC Berkeley

Phd Business Administration / Berkeley, USA.

2013 UC Berkeley

Master in Business Administration / Berkeley, USA.

2009 UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

M.A. Applied Economics / Santiago, Chile
B.A. Industrial Engineering / Santiago, Chile

Areas of Expertise

Household finance, Urban Economics and Applied Microeconomics

Teaching Experience

2019 ESE Business School
  • Financial Modeling (MFI)
  • Advanced Corporate Finance (MDI)
  • Financial Data Science (MFI)
2017-2018 Tulane
  • Financial Modeling (Undergrad & MBA)
  • Financial Modeling (Undergrad)
  • Financial Modeling (MBA)
  • Fixed Income Analysis (E-MF)
  • Advanced Corporate Finance (E-MBA)
2013-2016 UC Berkeley
  • Microeconomics (MBA)
  • Microeconomics (EMBA)
  • Ethics (MBA)
2010 Universidad de Chile
  • Economics (Undergraduate level)

Fellowships and Awards

Becas Chile, UC Berkeley: Graduate Student Research Grant (2011, 2012, 2013); Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Tokyo Foundation (2013, 2014, 2015), Sylff fellowship Tokyo Foundation (2015-2016), Travel Grant (2014, 2013); Summer Research Award (2013-2014), NBER Household finance small grant program (2017)

Presentations

  • 2019: UEA Conference, Finance UC, CU Boulder, Universidad de los Andes
  • 2018: CU Boulder, CFBP Consumer finance conference, NBER SI 2018 Development of the American Economy, Universidad de los Andes, BCCH, SBIF research Conference.
  • 2017: Michigan State University, Australian National University, SBIF Chile, FCC, UCLA, NYU, UC Berkeley.
  • 2016: IGC Cities Conference, London (March), Real State Lunch, Berkeley (May), Business and Public Policy Lunch, Berkeley (May), Business and Public Policy Lunch, Berkeley (August), OEW Seminar Berkeley (November), BPP Conference, Boston (October), Urban Economics Association, Minnesota (November), Auckland Finance Meeting (December)
  • 2015: Business and Public Policy Lunch, Berkeley (May), Business and Public Policy Lunch, Berkeley (August), Political Economy Seminar, Berkeley (September)

Working Papers

1.“On the Geography of Inequality: Labor Sorting and Place-Based Policies in General Equilibrium”

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

3.“Playing Checkers in Chinatown” with Jose Antonio Espin-Sanchez (Yale)
Presented in NYU (2017) , UC Berkeley (2017), FCC (2017) and UCLA (2017). Scheduled for NBER SI (2018)

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
Scheduled for CU Boulder, CFBP consumer finance conference and BCCH 2018

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
Presented at UC Berkeley (2018), U. Virginia (2018), Wharton (2018)

Selected Work in Progress

6.“Credit Constraints and Consumer Welfare” with Jordan Nickerson (Boston College) and Gonzalo Maturana (Emory)

7.“Labor Market Effects of Deleting Delinquencies” with Jordan Nickerson (Boston College) and Gonzalo Maturana (Emory)

8.“More Effective Financial Literacy” with Sean Higgins (Northwestern, NBER), Sheisha Kulkarni (Virginia, NBER) and Erik Berwart (CMF)

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

Additional information

Languages:

Spanish (native speaker), English (fluent) and Italian (fluent).

Computing Skills:

R, LaTeX, Stata