- Research Program Mentor
MA at Columbia University
Economics, Statistics, Econometrics, Finance, Mathematics, Accounting
BioI 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.
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!
How did world poverty trends change in the last decade? Which regions improved and which did not? What are the possible explanations?
With previous projects, students would learn to gather and analyze data from different sectors/countries using Excel or any statistical software.
Coding skillsMATLAB, Tableau, Eviews, Stata, SAS, SQL, Python, LaTex
Languages I knowSpanish (native)
Teaching experienceI 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.
"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."