Raquel Fernandez

Silver Professor of Economics, New York University

Raquel Fernández is the Silver Professor in the Department of Economics at NYU. She is also a member of the NBER, the CEPR, IZA, BREAD, and of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group. She has previously been a tenured professor at the London School of Economics, Boston University, and Oslo University. She has served as the Director of the Public Policy Program of the CEPR, Vice President of the American Economic Association, and President of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA). She founded WELAC (Women Economists in LAC) as a subcommittee of LACEA and is correctly its director. She is co-chair of the NBER’s Inequality and the Macroeconomy group and member of the advisory and scientific committees of various institutions including the International Economics Association, the Barcelona School of Economics, and RIDGE. She is a fellow of the Econometric Society, the recipient of numerous National Science Foundation grants, of a Spencer Fellowship from the National Academy of Education, and has been a National Fellow at the Hoover Institute and a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation.
Fernández has very broad research interests that span sovereign debt, culture and economics, development and gender issues, macroeconomics and inequality, and political economy. She has published extensively in the leading journals.