Sebastian Di Tella

Sebastian Di Tella
Assistant Professor, Economics
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SebastianDi Tella
Assistant Professor of Economics
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Faculty Scholar for 2016-2017
Academic Area: 
Economics

Research Statement

Sebastian Di Tella's research is in Macroeconomic Theory and Finance, focusing on the role of the financial system in amplifying and propagating aggregate shocks. In recent work he studies the concentration of aggregate risk on the balance sheets of financial institutions and the implications for financial regulation. He is also interested in optimal monetary policy and its interaction with the financial system.

Bio

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

Academic Degrees

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

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Stanford GSB
  • Faculty Research Fellow, NBER, 2017

Awards and Honors

  • Graduate School of Business Trust Faculty Scholar for 2015-16
  • Finance Theory Group Award, 2013

Publications

Journal Articles

Sebastian Di Tella. Journal of Political Economy (forthcoming). October 2015.

Working Papers

Why are Banks Exposed to Monetary Policy? | PDF
Sebastian Di Tella, Pablo Kurlat, January 2017
Optimal Asset Management Contracts with Hidden Savings | PDF
Yuliy Sannikov, Sebastian Di Tella, November 2016
Optimal Regulation of Financial Intermediaries | PDF
Sebastian Di Tella, September 2016
Financial Contracts with Recontracting | PDF
Sebastian Di Tella, August 2013
Moral Hazard and the Balance Sheet Channel
Sebastian Di Tella, March 2013

Teaching

Degree Courses

2016-17

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,...

Modern macroeconomics of aggregate fluctuations in advanced economies. Current research on sovereign debt, fiscal policy and financial flows, low growth and stagnation, low interest rates, financial crises, unemployment fluctuations, and other...

2015-16

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,...

Modern macroeconomics of aggregate fluctuations in advanced economies, concentrating mainly on the U.S. Current research on sovereign debt, fiscal policy and financial flows, with emphasis on current events. Current research on persistent...

Conferences, Talks, and Speaking Engagements

  • 2016
    UC Santa Barbara, Yale, CREI, Bocconi, Minnesota
  • 2015
    UCLA, Berkeley Haas, NBER SI, FRB Philadelphia, U. of Wisconsin, Northwestern Kellogg, UC Santa Barbara, NBER Mathematical Economics, Bank of Portugal, UTDT, AEA, SITE
  • 2014
    AEA Annual Meetings, Minnesota Macro Theory Workshop, SED, Einaudi Institute, UTDT, U. de Chile, B.C de Chile, FGV, Columbia econ, Toulouse School of Economics, Chicago econ, NYU econ/Stern, World Bank, Southwest Search and Matching.
  • 2013
    Harvard, Chicago Econ, Chicago Booth, Princeton, Stanford GSB, Minnesota, NYU Stern, Wharton, U Penn Econ, Duke Fuqua, Princeton JRC Second Annual Conference, FRB Chicago Rookie Seminar, Saint Louis Fed