Francisco Buera is a Senior Economist and Research Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Previously, he was an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California Los Angeles. Buera is a macroeconomist with a strong interest in economic development. He is currently pursuing research in: i) Optimal management of government debt; ii) Entrepreneurship and financial frictions, and the role of financial markets in the process of development; iii) Structural change and economic development; iv) the diffusion of economics policies across countries and over time; v) the role of international trade in the diffusion of technologies.
Buera received his B.A. in Economics from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Argentina) in 1997, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1999 and 2004, respectively.