Biography

Alberto Ortiz Bolaños is Manager of Economic Research at the Center for Latin American Monetary Studies (CEMLA) and Research Professor at EGADE Business School of Tecnológico de Monterrey.

His main research areas are 1) the study of macrofinancial linkages; 2) the measurement of the sources of economic fluctuations in emerging markets; and 3) the analysis of macroeconomic and financial regulation policies.

Among others phenomena, he has analyzed the economic consequences of credit market imperfections and the role of monetary policy and credit contract indexation in economic stabilization; has compared the relative importance of domestic and foreign factors in emerging market economic fluctuations and the role and interaction of monetary and fiscal policies for economic outcomes; and has also studied the determinants of capital buffers in a panel of more than 7,000 banks across 143 countries and he has analyzed the role of banks’ net stable funding ratio in explaining future financial instability.

At CEMLA, Dr. Ortiz conducts research in the above mentioned areas, coordinates conferences, seminars, courses and research related activities. A big part of his efforts are aimed at supporting the coordination of research activities among central bank researchers from CEMLA’s membership, including: the Joint Research program, the internship program and the on-line research seminars.

Regarding his academic activities, Dr. Ortiz has taught courses on Microeconomics of Banking, Market Failure in Financial Markets, Macroeconomic Theory, Money and Banking, Open Macroeconomics, Economic Development, Mathematical Methods for Economists, Economic Environment of the Organization, Fundamentals of Global Business, Fundamentals of Economics and International Financial Policy at Boston University, Oberlin College and Harvard University.

He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University in 2009, having previously acquired a Master Degree in Political Economy at the same institution and a Bachelor Degree in Economics from the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in 2002.