Raphael Espinoza has been a Lecturer in Economics at UCL SSEES since September 2014. Previously, he worked as an Economist in the Research Department at the IMF. He has published on a variety of topics in international macroeconomics, resource rich countries, international finance and asset pricing.
In addition, during the global crisis, he worked in policy making institutions, following the US economy at the ECB during the subprime crisis, writing speeches for ECB President J.C. Trichet, and providing advice, whilst at the IMF, to the UAE government during the Dubai debt crisis. He also participated in numerous missions to countries under financial assistance by the IMF (the Dominican Republic, under the 2009-2012 Stand-By-Arrangement, and Spain, under the EC/ECB/IMF financial sector program and for surveillance).
He now teaches macroeconomics and international macroeconomics. He taught before development macroeconomics and asset pricing at Oxford and has presented his work in conferences and seminars (see links for recent presentations) at the LSE, Harvard, Yale, Georgetown, the Bank of England, the Bank of Korea, etc.
He is also now a consultant for the World Bank’s Research Department and an external research associate with OxCarre at the Economics Department at Oxford.