Virginia M. Olivella Moppett

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PhD in Economics, UCLA, 2006-2011 (expected)
BA in Economics, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay, 1998-2004 (Graduated top 1% of class)

Fellowships and Awards

Dissertation Year Fellowship, Fall 2010-Spring 2011
Summer Teaching Appointment Fellowship, Summer 2009, 2010
The Bradley Foundation Award, Summer 2008, 2009, 2010

Teaching Fellowship Award, Fall 2007-Spring 2010
EEA Congress, Glasgow, August 2010
SED Annual Meeting, Montreal, July 2010
XXth Annual Economic Conference at the Central Bank of Uruguay, Montevideo, August 2005
DEGIT X (Dynamics, Economic Growth and International Trade), CIDE, Mexico, June 2005

Research and Teaching Experience

Lecturer, Principles of Macroeconomics, UCLA, Summer 2009, 2010
Head TA, Macroeconomic Theory, Spring 2010
Head TA, Principles of Macroeconomics, UCLA, Fall 2009, Winter 2010
Teaching Assistant, Principles of Macroeconomics, UCLA, Fall 2007-Winter 2010
Assistant, CERES (Center for the Study of Economic and Social Affairs), Uruguay, 2004-2006


"Expropriation risk and Aggregate Productivity with Heterogeneous Firms," 2010, Job Market Paper
"Re-examining the role of financial constraints in business cycles: is something wrong with the credit multiplier?" with Jessica Roldan, 2010
"Determinants of Economic Growth in Uruguay, 1955-2003: A Total Factor Productivity Analysis" with Federica Fossati and Rafael Mantero, 2006

Academic References

Lee E. Ohanian
Professor, UCLA Economics
Phone: 310-825-0979
Email: [email protected]

Christian Hellwig
Associate Professor, Toulouse School of Economics                 
Phone: 33(0)5-61-12-85-93
Email: [email protected]

Mark L. J. Wright
Assistant Professor, UCLA Economics
Phone: 310-794-7208
Email: [email protected]  

Arnold C. Harberger 
Distinguished Professor of Economics, Professor, UCLA Economics
Phone: 310‐825‐7520

Email: [email protected]