Country of Affiliation:
United States of America
Alexander Monge-Naranjo is a Research Officer and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Economics in Washington University in St. Louis. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University and Penn State University, and visiting professor at INCAE Business School and Universidad de Costa Rica.
His research is on macroeconomics, with emphasis to growth, development, human capital and labor markets. His current projects include papers on the fertility-education trade-offs and on the formation of slums and their impact on the accumulation of human capital along the structural transformation and urban development of countries. His research also includes papers on the role of multinational firms and the diffusion of know-how, and on natural resources and the misallocation of capital across countries. He has also a number of papers on the optimal design of student loans.
His PhD in Economics is from The University of Chicago. He also holds a MA from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a BA from Universidad de Costa Rica.