I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of the Washington University in St. Louis and a Fellow Scholar at the St. Louis FED. You may find my CV here
[.pdf] and my current research below. What I do is use modern Quantitative Macro models and tools to address a wide range of Economics questions
on growth and development, business cycles and heterogenity.
My contact address is: Department of Economics, Seigle Hall 339,
Campus Box 1208;
Washington University in St. Louis,
St. Louis MO 63130-4899.
E-mail me to: rauls[at]wustl.edu, or call me: 1-(314)-935-8195
- Methods versus Substance: the Effects of Technology Shocks on Hours, with Jose-Victor Rios-Rull, Frank Schorfheide, Cristina Fuentes-Albero and Maxym Khrysko (2011)
[.pdf] [Other versions NBER 15373, Minn. FED Staff Report 433 ]
- Journal of Monetary Economics (2012), 59(8), pp. 826-846.
- Redistributive Shocks and Productivity Shocks, with Jose-Victor Rios-Rull [.pdf] [code]
- Journal of Monetary Economics (2010), 57(8), pp. 931-948.
Manuscripts Under Review
- How Much are SVARs with Long-Run Restrictions Missing without Cyclically Moving Factor Shares? (2011) [.pdf] R&R, Journal of Econometrics.
- Education, HIV Status, and Risky Sexual Behavior: How Much Does the Stage of the HIV Epidemic Matter?, with Daniela Iorio (2011) [.pdf] [companion site] R&R, Quantitative Economics.
- Aggregate Effects of AIDS on Development (2008) [.pdf]
Work in Progress (some already presented in seminars(*))
- (*) A Quantitative Theory of HIV Diffusion, with Rody Manuelli [slides]
- (*) On the Time-Varying Substitutability of Labor Inputs and Biased Technical Change, with Jay Hong [slides]
- (*) The Elasticity of Substitution and its Contribution to the Business Cycle [slides]
- Growth and Preferences: There is No Need for CRRA Felicity Functions, with Berthold Herrendorf and Jose-Victor Rios-Rull
- The Cyclical Properties of the Wealth Distribution: Data and Theory, with Carlos Garriga
Students seeking for teaching materials may find them here:
- Quantitative Macro [Econ 5725, PhD]: sp2012, sp2011, sp2010, sp2009.
- Intermediate Macro [Econ 402, UG]: sp2012, sp2011, fall2009, fall2008.
Some interesting links:
- Econ blogs: nada es gratis, noise from amerika and
- Useful data sources: NIPA-BEA ,
- Swimming pool: hours
- My pics: long vs short