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Alberto T

- Research Program Mentor

MA at Columbia University


Economics, Statistics, Econometrics, Finance, Mathematics, Accounting


I come from the Dominican Republic, where I did my BA in Economics and then a Specialization in Applied Mathematics. After that, I pursued an MA in Economics at Columbia University, where I also worked as Teaching Assistant and Tutor for undergraduate and graduate students. My main areas of interest are Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Finance, and Statistics. I worked for the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic for four years, two of them in fiscal policy and public finance and the other two in monetary policy and financial programming. There, I participated in important projects for the Dominican economy such as the design of the new law of recapitalization of the Central Bank and the modernization of the country's public finance statistics.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Money in developing countries

Increasingly, the use of cash in developed countries is lagging in the past against new modern options such as credit cards and mobile applications. However, this is still not the widespread case in developing countries. How behind are they? Let's quantify that!

COVID-19 and Global Financial Crisis

It is shocking how the economic effects of COVID-19 are far outweighting the ones from the Global Financial Crisis 2007-08. How much is the difference in terms of employment? Production? Let's go to the data!

Poverty trends

How did world poverty trends change in the last decade? Which regions improved and which did not? What are the possible explanations?

Final Notes

With previous projects, students would learn to gather and analyze data from different sectors/countries using Excel or any statistical software.

Coding skills

MATLAB, Tableau, Eviews, Stata, SAS, SQL, Python, LaTex

Languages I know

Spanish (native)

Teaching experience

I was Teaching Assistant for economics courses at Columbia University (both graduate and undergraduate levels) and in the Dominican Republic (undergraduate level). I was also a Tutor of high school mathematics in the Dominican Republic, and of macroeconomics at Columbia.


Work experience

Columbia University (2020 - 2021)
Teaching Assistant
Columbia University (2020 - 2020)
Research Assistant
Central Bank of the Dominican Republic (2015 - 2019)
Economist I
Analytica (2014 - 2015)
Junior Analyst


Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra
BA Bachelor of Arts (2016)
Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo
Specialization in Applied Mathematics (2019)
Columbia University
MA Master of Arts (2020)


"I think my experience with Alberto was a 10/10. He taught me very useful knowledge and was always challenging me which will give me a head start once I get to university."


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