Ana Fostel

Professor of Economics at University Of Virginia

Ana Fostel is a Professor of Economics at University of Virginia. She is a Research Fellow at the NBER and CEPR and a Member of the Academia Nacional de Economia in Uruguay. She received her B.A. in Economics from Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay in 1995, her M.A. in Mathematics from IMPA (Instituto de Matematica Pura e Aplicada), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1998, and her PhD in Economics from Yale University in 2005 (with distinction). She started as an Assistant Professor in Economics at the George Washington University in 2005, becoming an Associate Professor in 2011. In 2015, she moved to the University of Virginia as an Associate Professor of Economics, becoming a Professor of Economics in 2017. Her research concentrates on the intersection of Financial Economics, International Finance, Economic Theory and Experimental Finance. Within these areas, her work has focused on several topics such as theories of leverage, financial innovation and asset pricing, sovereign debt and default, financial globalization, and revealed preference theory. She has published in academic journals such as American Economic Review, Econometrica and Journal of Economic Theory. She was awarded the 8th Stephen A. Ross Prize in Financial Economics, Foundation for Advancement of Research in Financial Economics (FARFE) in 2022. She spent terms as a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund and the Federal Reserve Bank at New York and St. Louis. She was also a visiting scholar at New York University, CREI, and the Cowles Foundation at Yale University. She is a Member of the Fiscal Advisory Council in Uruguay since 2021. She is a partner and member of the Board of Directors of Cibeles S.A. since 2015.