Assistant Professor Hiring Update – Juan Manuel Castro-Vincenzi

Portrait of man wearing a suit, tie, and glasses, smilingWe are pleased to announce that Juan Manuel Castro-Vincenzi will be joining the department as an Assistant Professor.

Castro-Vincenzi is an Economics Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University. His primary research area is international trade, with macroeconomics and environmental economics as his secondary research areas. Methodologically, Castro-Vincenzi develops structural models of firm behavior accounting for firm-level interdependencies in plant locations and market access.

He is a highly productive researcher who has already produced several promising papers, including his job market paper, “Climate Hazards and Resilience in the Global Car Industry” in which he develops a framework to study plant location decisions with plants facing capacity constraints and uncertain productivity. His framework can be applied to settings with uncertainty about plant-level productivities.

Castro-Vincenzi will receive his Ph.D. from Princeton in June 2023 and will join the faculty following one year as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, and one year as a postdoctoral fellow at the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics at The University of Chicago.

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