Alexandre Lamfalussy Senior Research Fellowship - Appointment 2020

The Bank for International Settlements announces the appointment of  Fernando E Alvarez as the Alexandre Lamfalussy Senior Research Fellow for 2020. Fernando Alvarez is the inaugural Saieh Family Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Chicago. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, an Economic Theory Fellow, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor Alvarez has held many distinguished professional appointments, including Editor of the Journal of Political Economy and Associate Editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation, the Goldman Sachs Global Markets Institute (as a fellow), the European Research Council, the Banque de France Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (as fellow) and the Tinker Foundation. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Enaudi Institute of Economics and Finance and the Research Department of the European Central Bank (as the Wim Duisenberg Fellow), a consultant at the Research Departments of the Federal Reserve of Minneapolis, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and a Visiting Researcher advising the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Argentina. Professor Alvarez has an outstanding record of publications in macroeconomics, dynamic general equilibrium models, monetary economics, and asset pricing in all the leading peer-reviewed academic. His recent research includes work on frictional labor markets, information disclosure, money demand and payment choices, and nominal rigidities on firms' price setting.

The Alexandre Lamfalussy Senior Research Fellowship is awarded annually to internationally recognised experts in the fields of banking, monetary policy and financial stability. The Lamfalussy Fellow conducts research on a topic relevant to the BIS, collaborating with BIS colleagues and making use of the extensive networks and resources available at the Bank. This is the seventh fellowship award.