German Villegas Bauer

Last Updated: January 28, 2022

German Villegas Bauer

Germán Villegas Bauer is an Economist at the Macro-Financial Division of the IMF Research Department. His research interests include institutional investors, financial markets, fintech, and climate change.

Email: GVILLEGASBAUER@imf.org

Fluent In: Spanish.

Education:

PhD. in Economics, The University of Chicago, 2016-2021

M.A. in Economics, The University of Chicago, 2016-2018

M.A. in Economics, Torcuato Di Tella University (Buenos Aires, Argentina), 2014-2015

B.A. in Economics, University of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, Argentina), 2009-2013


Previous Experience:

2021 PhD Trainee, European Central Bank

2020 Intern, International Monetary Fund

2019 External Consultant, The World Bank

2019 Researcher, The University of Chicago

2015-2016 Research Assistant, Torcuato Di Tella University

2013-2014 Analyst, Buenos Aires City Government


Referee Activities:

Journal of Political Economy


Awards and Honors:

2021 Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Teaching, The University of Chicago

2019-2020 Bradley Fellowship, The University of Chicago

2020 Outstanding Graduate Lecturer for Microeconomics Award, The University of Chicago

2019 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, The University of Chicago

2017 Martin and Margaret Lee Prize in Economics Granted for Highest Score on the Price Theory Core Examination, The University of Chicago

2016-2021 Neubauer Fellowship, The University of Chicago

2016-2021 Social Sciences 5-year Fellowship, The University of Chicago

2014 MA Scholarship for Highest GPA at MA Entrance Course, University Torcuato Di Tella


Teaching:

2017-2021 Lecturer and Teaching Assistant, The University of Chicago

2014-2016 Lecturer and Teaching Assistant, Torcuato Di Tella University

2013-2016 Teaching Assistant, University of Buenos Aires

German Villegas Bauer

Germán Villegas Bauer is an Economist at the Macro-Financial Division of the IMF Research Department. His research interests include institutional investors, financial markets, fintech, and climate change.

Email: GVILLEGASBAUER@imf.org

Fluent In: Spanish.

Education:

PhD. in Economics, The University of Chicago, 2016-2021

M.A. in Economics, The University of Chicago, 2016-2018

M.A. in Economics, Torcuato Di Tella University (Buenos Aires, Argentina), 2014-2015

B.A. in Economics, University of Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, Argentina), 2009-2013


Previous Experience:

2021 PhD Trainee, European Central Bank

2020 Intern, International Monetary Fund

2019 External Consultant, The World Bank

2019 Researcher, The University of Chicago

2015-2016 Research Assistant, Torcuato Di Tella University

2013-2014 Analyst, Buenos Aires City Government


Referee Activities:

Journal of Political Economy


Awards and Honors:

2021 Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Teaching, The University of Chicago

2019-2020 Bradley Fellowship, The University of Chicago

2020 Outstanding Graduate Lecturer for Microeconomics Award, The University of Chicago

2019 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, The University of Chicago

2017 Martin and Margaret Lee Prize in Economics Granted for Highest Score on the Price Theory Core Examination, The University of Chicago

2016-2021 Neubauer Fellowship, The University of Chicago

2016-2021 Social Sciences 5-year Fellowship, The University of Chicago

2014 MA Scholarship for Highest GPA at MA Entrance Course, University Torcuato Di Tella


Teaching:

2017-2021 Lecturer and Teaching Assistant, The University of Chicago

2014-2016 Lecturer and Teaching Assistant, Torcuato Di Tella University

2013-2016 Teaching Assistant, University of Buenos Aires

iMFdirect Blog Posts

How Crypto and CBDCs Can Use Less Energy Than Existing Payment Systems (2022), IMF Blog

Other Published Materials

Corporate Funding: Liquidity Strains Cushioned by a Powerful Set of Policies (2020), October 2020 Global Financial Stability Report

Corporate Sustainability: Firms’ Environmental Performance and the COVID-19 Crisis (2020), October 2020 Global Financial Stability Report

Digital Currencies and Energy Consumption (2022), IMF FinTech Note No 2022/006