Sebastian Di Tella

Associate Professor, Economics
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Sebastian Di Tella

Associate Professor of Economics

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Research Statement

Sebastian Di Tella is a macroeconomist working on business cycles, monetary theory, and financial regulation. His recent work explores how spikes in risk premiums can explain recessions, and the role of money during persistent slumps. He has also studied the role of the financial system in the propagation and amplification of aggregate shocks, and the implications for financial regulation.


Sebastian Di Tella is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he teaches Macroeconomics in the MBA program. His research is in macroeconomic theory covering a range of topics, including business cycles, monetary policy, financial crises, and financial regulation.



Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Economics, MIT, 2013
  • BA in Economics, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2006

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Stanford GSB, 2018–present
  • Faculty Research Fellow, NBER, 2017

Awards and Honors

  • GSB Trust Faculty Scholar for 2015–16
  • Finance Theory Group Award, 2013


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