Juan Contreras joined the BIS in August 2016. He was previously Head of the Real Sector Research unit at the Bank of Mexico, where he also worked as a research economist. Previously, he was a principal economist in the Fiscal Studies Unit of the US Congressional Budget Office. His research interests include fiscal policy, productivity, and labour and health economics. Juan holds a PhD in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Fields of interest
- Fiscal policy
- " Fiscal multipliers in a panel of countries" (with H Batelle), Working Papers, no 2014-15, Bank of Mexico, 2014.
- " Production factors, productivity dynamics and quality gains as determinants of healthcare spending growth in U.S. hospitals" (with E Patel and I Tristao), Working Papers, no 2013-13, Bank of Mexico, 2013.
- " Does doctors' experience matter in LASIK surgeries?" (with B Kim and I Tristao), Health Economics , vol. 20, no 6, June 2011, pp 699–722.
- " Consumption responses to permanent and transitory shocks to house appreciation", Finance and Economics Discussion Series, no 2010-32, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 2010.
- " The labor supply response in macroeconomic models: working paper 2008-07" (with S Sinclair), Working Papers, no 20141, Congressional Budget Office, 2008.
- " An empirical model of factor adjustment dynamics: working paper 2006-13", Working Papers, no 18250, Congressional Budget Office, 2006.