Paulina Restrepo-Echavarria

Standard Vita



Ph.D. Economics
University of California, Los Angeles

M. Sc., B.A.
Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia

Contact Info

Phone: (314) 444-3712
Fax: (314) 444-8731

Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
P.O. Box 442
St. Louis, MO 63166-0442

For media inquiries contact:
Laura Girresch
Office: (314) 444-6166
Cell: (314) 348-3639

Paulina Restrepo-Echavarria


Published Articles

"The Labor Wedge as a Matching Friction"
with Anton Cheremukhin
FORTHCOMING: European Economic Review.

"Disinflation Costs Under Inflation Targeting in Small Open Economies: The Colombian Case"
with Franz Hamann, Juan Manuel Julio and Alvaro Riascos
CEMLA Publication. Winner of the 2005 Rodrigo Gomez International Central Banking Award

"On the Macroeconomic Effects of Public Debt Composition in Colombia" (in Spanish)
with Franz Hamann and Julian Perez
Ensayos Sobre Politica Economica, December 2005


Working Papers and Work in Progress

"Macroeconomic Volatility: The Role of the Informal Economy"

"A Theory of Targeted Search"
with Anton Cheremukhin and Antonella Tutino"

"Endogenous Borrowing Constraints and Stagnation in Latin America"

"Bad Investments and Missed Opportunities? Capital Flows to Asia and Latin America, 1950-2004"
with Lee E. Ohanian and Mark L. J. Wright

"Income, Demand for Variety, and Innovation"
with Manisha Goel and M. Saif Mekhari

"Sectoral Resource Misallocation, Capital-Skill Complementarity and Growth"
with Manisha Goel and Nan Li

"Income Inequality and Labor Informality"
with Franz Hamann


Professional Activities

Referee for Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of International Economics, International Economic Review, AEJ Macroeconomics, Review of Economic Dynamics, Journal of the European Economic Association, European Economic Review, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Human Capital, Desarrollo y Sociedad

Member, Econometric Society, American Economic Association, Society for Economic Dynamics, LACEA

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