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Esteban Argudo Assistant Professor of Economics

Professor Argudo is a macroeconomist who joined the Vassar faculty in 2017. A native of Quito, Ecuador, he moved to the U.S. in 2004 to start his college education. He obtained his BS in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD in Economics at Indiana University.

Professor Argudo’s research focuses on investigating the implications of different fiscal and monetary policies for economic stabilization and growth in the context of diversity and inequality. His most recent research explores the transmission channels of monetary policy, in particular, the effect of monetary policy on the credit conditions faced by different people in the economy.

  • At Vassar since 2017

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Research and Academic Interests

  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Macroeconometrics
  • Computational Macroeconomics

Departments and Programs

Education

PhD, MA, Economics, Indiana University, 2017

MA, Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 2011

BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania (Summa Cum Laude), 2008

Background

Professor Argudo is a macroeconomist who joined the Vassar faculty in 2017. A native of Quito, Ecuador, he moved to the U.S. in 2004 to start his college education. He obtained his BS in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD in Economics at Indiana University.

Professor Argudo’s research focuses on investigating the implications of different fiscal and monetary policies for economic stabilization and growth in the context of diversity and inequality. His most recent research explores the transmission channels of monetary policy, in particular, the effect of monetary policy on the credit conditions faced by different people in the economy.

Professor Argudo teaches intermediate and upper-level courses in the department of economics. He usually teaches Econ 200 (Macroeconomic Theory), Econ 275 (Money and Banking), and Econ 304 (Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics).