Sebastian Amador

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Position Title
Ph.D. Candidate - Macroeconomics, Monetary Policy



I am a 6th year Economics PhD at the University of California, Davis. I will be on the Job Market in the Winter of 2023-2024. My research interests are macroeconomics and monetary policy. Specifically I study and the relationship between business cycles and long-run growth. 

Working papers

  • Vulnerable technological adoption (Job Market paper)
  • Hysteresis, endogenous growth, and monetary policy. Working Papers 348, University of California, Davis, Department of Economics.


  • Determinants of housing bubbles' duration in OECD countries. With Gomez-Gonzalez, J., and Sanin-Restrepo, S., InternationalFinance, Vol. 21 (2), 140-157, 2018.
  • Finance Neutral Potential Output: An Evaluation on an Emerging Market Monetary Policy Context. Economic Systems, Vol. 41(3), 389-407, 2017.
  • Mind the Gap: Computing Finance-Neutral Output Gaps in Latin-American Economies. With Tenjo, F., Gomez-Gonzalez, J., Ojeda, J., and Jaulin, O., Economic Systems, Vol. 40(3), 335-518, 2016.
  • Credit and Business Cycles: An Empirical Analysis in the Frequency Domain. With Gomez-Gonzalez, J., Gaitan, C., Villamizar, M. and Zarate, H., Ensayos sobre Politica Economica, Vol. 33(78), 176-189, 2015.
  • Loan Growth and Bank Risk: New Evidence. With Gomez-Gonzalez, J.E. and Murcia, A., Financial Markets and Portfolio Management, Vol. 27(4) , 365-379, 2013.

Chapters in Books:

  • El Mercado Mundial del Cafe y su Impacto en Colombia With Caicedo, E., Cano, C., Tique, E. and Vallejo, C., Banco de la Republica, 2013.