Manuel A Amador

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Manuel Amador is an economist at the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and at the University of Minnesota. His areas of interest are macroeconomic theory and international economics. He is currently an associate editor at the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Journal of International Economics and the Review of Economic Studies.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003.
  • P.I.M.A.: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile, 1998.
  • B.S.: Economics, Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1997.


  • macroeconomics
  • international economics
Courses Taught
  • Econ 8105-8108: Macroeconomic Theory
  • Econ 8402: International Trade/Payments
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Research Associate: National Bureau of Economic Research , 2014 - present
  • Monetary Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: 2013 - present
  • Associate Editor: Review of Economic Studies , 2016 - present
  • Associate Editor: Econometrica , 2014 - present
  • Associate Editor: Journal of International Economics , 2014 - present
  • Associate Editor: American Economic Review , 2014 - present
  • Take the Short Route, Equilibrium Default and Debt Maturity: Amador, Manuel, Mark Aguiar, Hugo Hopenhayn, Ivan Werning, Econometrica, forthcoming.
  • A Note on Interval Delegation: Amador, Manuel, Kyle Bagwell, Alex Frankel, Economic Theory Bulletin, 6 239-249, 2018.
  • Reverse Speculative Attacks: Amador, Manuel, Javier Bianchi, Luigi Bocola, and Fabrizio Perri, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control , 72 125 - 137, 2016.
  • Fiscal Policy in Debt Constrained Economies: Amador, Manuel, Mark Aguiar, Journal of Economic Theory, 161 37-75, 2016.
  • Coordination and Crisis in Monetary Unions. Amador, Manuel, Mark Aguiar, Emmanuel Farhi, Gita Gopinath, Co-Author, 2015.
  • NSF Grant - Summer Workshop Series in Macroeconomic Theory and Dynamic Modeling, 2015 - present
  • Excellence in Refereeing Award, American Economic Review, 2014
  • Excellence in Refereeing Award, American Economic Review, 2012
  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, 2011