Department Chair:
Ron Cheung

Administrative Assistant:
Terri Pleska

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-8483
Fax: (440) 775-6978

Rice Hall 233
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Alberto Ortiz Bolaños

Alberto Ortiz Bolaños

Assistant Professor (on sabbatical, 2012-2013)
Deputy Manager Monetary Research
Center for Latin American Monetary Studies 
EGADE Business School

Contact Information


Rice Hall 225
(440) 775-8449

Alberto Ortiz Bolanos

Alberto Ortiz Bolaños

Alberto Ortiz-Bolanos

Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Boston University, 2009
  • Master of Arts, Boston University, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, 2002
  • Exchange Program, Northwestern University, Fall 1999

Alberto Ortiz (Ph.D., 2009, Boston University) is interested in Macroeconomics, International, and Development Economics. His research focuses on developing empirically viable macroeconomic models to generate evidence for emerging market economies. He estimates dynamic general equilibrium models using Bayesian methods to measure the importance of credit market imperfections, to characterize the evolution of monetary policies, and to analyze optimal monetary and fiscal policy responses to adverse capital account shocks during periods of global capital market turmoil. His teaching experience includes courses in Monetary and Banking Institutions and Macroeconomic Analysis at Boston University, and a course in International Financial Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


Curriculum Vita



Credit Market Shocks, Monetary Policy, and Economic Fluctuations

Credit Risk and the Macroeconomy

Optimal Fiscal and Monetary Policy in a SSS

Estimating SARB's Policy Reaction Rule