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Allub, Lian


CAF-Development Bank of Latin America, Argentina



Max Weber alumnus

Department of Economics

Cohort(s): 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017

Ph.D. Institution

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain


I am a macroeconomist with interests in growth, development and trade in emerging economies.
I obtained my Ph.D. in Economics from the Universidad Carlos III in Madrid in September 2014.
I do theoretical and empirical research in the fields of macroeconomics and international trade. In ‘Financial Frictions, Occupational Choice and Economic Inequality’, joint with Andrés Erosa, we developed a model with two abilities to study how financial frictions affect occupational choices and economic inequality. We find that credit market imperfections increase the proportion of self-employed people, and reduce the amount of resources allocated to employers, decreasing output and TFP. In ‘Asymmetric Effects of Trade and FDI’ I construct a model of trade with monopolistic competition and heterogeneous firms to study how trade and multinational production (MP) barriers asymmetrically affect countries of different sizes. I find that trade barriers not only affect the possibility of local firms to export but also the ability of countries to attract foreign firms. While in large countries MP may be seen as a way to avoid trade barriers, in small countries trade is a key element to attract MP.
As a teaching assistant at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, I have taught Macroeconomics I, Dynamics Macroeconomics, Monetary and Financial Macroeconomics at the undergraduate level, and Macroeconomics I at the graduate level.
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