Sebastian Di Tella

Sebastian Di Tella
Associate Professor, Economics
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Academic Area: 
Economics

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.

Bio

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

  • Graduate School of Business Trust Faculty Scholar for 2015-2016
  • Finance Theory Group Award, 2013

Publications

Journal Articles

Sebastian Di Tella. American Economic Review. January 2019, Vol. 109, Issue 1, Pages 271-313.
Sebastian Di Tella. Journal of Political Economy. December 2017, Vol. 125, Issue 6, Pages 2038-2081.

Working Papers

Risk Premium Shocks Can Create Inefficient Recessions
Sebastian Di Tella, Robert Hall, October 2019
Risk Premia and the Real Effects of Money
Sebastian Di Tella, May 2019
Optimal Asset Management Contracts with Hidden Savings
Sebastian Di Tella, Yuliy Sannikov, November 2018
Why are Banks Exposed to Monetary Policy?
Sebastian Di Tella, Pablo Kurlat, November 2017

Teaching

Degree Courses

2019-20

This is an advanced class on monetary economics. We cover empirical evidence, neoclassical models, recent advances in New Keynesian models, monetary policy with heterogeneous agents and financial frictions, alternative models of price setting and...

2018-19

This course gives students the background they need to understand the broad movements in the global economy. Key topics include long-run economic growth, technological change, wage inequality, international trade, interest rates, inflation,...

This is an advanced class on monetary economics. We cover empirical evidence, neoclassical models, recent advances in New Keynesian models, monetary policy with heterogeneous agents and financial frictions, alternative models of price setting and...