Research/Areas of Interest: Macroeconomics, Macro-Labor, International Macroeconomics

Education

  • Ph.D. Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, United States, 2013
  • M.A. Economics, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, United States, 2011
  • B.A. Economics with Distinction, Boston University, Boston, United States, 2008

Biography

Alan Finkelstein-Shapiro received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2013. His research lies at the intersection of macroeconomics, labor economics, and international macroeconomics. His work focuses on the study of labor market dynamics, financial frictions, and business cycles in both developing and emerging economies and advanced economies; the importance of heterogeneity for the behavior of labor markets and short-run economic activity; the role of search frictions and firm dynamics in shaping macroeconomic performance; and the effectiveness of macro policies in mitigating the impact of adverse shocks to the economy. Prior to joining Tufts, he was an assistant professor of economics at Universidad de los Andes.