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Nestor Azcona

Assistant Professor

Academic Division: Economics
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Bio

Nestor Azcona is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Babson College. He joined Babson in 2008, after receiving his PhD from New York University. While in graduate school he worked at Morgan Stanley’s Latin America Economics Research Group and did an internship at the International Monetary Fund. Professor Azcona teaches macroeconomics in the undergraduate and MBA programs. His research interests include currency crisis, open-economy macroeconomics and monetary policy. Professor Azcona received his BA in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2002.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, New York University
  • MA, New York University
  • BA, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Academic Interests

Econometrics; International Finance; Macroeconomics; Monetary Policy/Fiscal Policy

Awards & Honors

  • 2009 - 2009 ALdE Young Researchers Award, Asociacion Libre de Economia (ALdE)

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017
  • ECN 7201: BL MANG AT CROSSROAD BUS GOVT INTL ECN
  • ECN 2000: PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • ECN 7201: BL MANG AT CROSSROAD BUS GOVT INTL ECN
  • ECN 2000: PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
  • ECN 7201: BLMANG AT CROSSROADS BUS GOVT INTL ECN
  • ECN 7201: MANG AT CROSSROADS BUS GOVT INTL ECN

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Azcona, N. (in press). Can Price-Level Targeting Reduce Exchange-Rate Volatility?. Eastern Economic Journal
  • Azcona, N. (2015). Non-Traded Goods and Real Exchange Rate Volatility in a Two-Country DSGE Model. International Journal of Economics and Finance, 7(2), 36-50.
  • Azcona, N. (2014). Supply Shocks and Real Exchange Rate Volatility in a Small Open Economy. Journal of Business and Economic Studies, 20(1), 45-59. link
  • Azcona, N. (2013). A FAVAR Analysis of the Canadian Dollar: How Important Are Macroeconomic Fundamentals?. International Research Journal of Applied Finance, IV(11), 1492 - 1504.
  • Azcona, N. (2011). Self-Fulfilling Currency Crisis with Borrowing Constraints and Domestic Currency Debt. Open Economies Review, 22(5), 917-933.

Conference Proceedings

  • Azcona, N. (2015). Sources of Real Exchange Rate Fluctuations: A Structural VAR Analysis. Proceedings of the Northeast Business and Economics Association, USA
  • Azcona, N. (2013). Supply Shocks, Non-Traded Goods and the Real Exchange Rate in a Small Open Economy Model. Proceedings of the Northeast Business and Economics Association,
  • Azcona, N. (2011). Price-Level Targeting and Exchange-Rate Volatility. Proceedings of the Northeast Business and Economics Association,

Presentations

  • Sources of Real Exchange Rate Fluctuations: A Structural VAR Analysis
    Azcona, N. Sources of Real Exchange Rate Fluctuations: A Structural VAR Analysis 42nd Annual Meeting of the Northeast Business and Economics Association, New York, NY (2015)
  • Deviations from Uncovered Interest Parity in a DSGE Model
    Azcona, N. Deviations from Uncovered Interest Parity in a DSGE Model 80th International Atlantic Economic Society Conference, Boston, MA (2015)
  • Sources of Real Exchange Rate Fluctuations: A Structural VAR Analysis
    Azcona, N. Sources of Real Exchange Rate Fluctuations: A Structural VAR Analysis 84th Annual Meeting of the Southern Economic Association, Atlanta, GA (2014)
  • The Effects of Monetary Policy on Real Exchange Rate Volatility
    Azcona, N. The Effects of Monetary Policy on Real Exchange Rate Volatility Western Economic Association International 89th Annual Conference, Denver, CO (2014)
  • Supply, Shocks, Non-Traded Goods and the Real Exchange Rate in a Small Open Economy Model
    Azcona, N. Supply, Shocks, Non-Traded Goods and the Real Exchange Rate in a Small Open Economy Model 40th Annual Meeting of the Northeast Business and Economics Association, Bretton Woods, NH (2013)
  • Supply Shocks, Non-Traded Goods and the Real Exchange Rate in a Small Open Economy Model
    Azcona, N. Supply Shocks, Non-Traded Goods and the Real Exchange Rate in a Small Open Economy Model 83rd Annual Meeting of the Southern Economic Association, Tampa, FL (2013)
  • Price-Level Targeting and Exchange-Rate Volatility
    Azcona, N. Price-Level Targeting and Exchange-Rate Volatility 38th Annual Meeting of the Northeast Business and Economics Association, Philadelphia, PA (2011)
  • Price-Level Targeting and Exchange-Rate Volatility
    Azcona, N. Price-Level Targeting and Exchange-Rate Volatility Babson College Research Chat, Wellesley, MA (2011)
  • Price-Level Targeting and Exchange-Rate Volatility
    Azcona, N. Price-Level Targeting and Exchange-Rate Volatility 86th Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association International, San Diego, CA (2011)
  • Non-Traded Goods and Real Exchange Rate Volatility
    Azcona, N. Non-Traded Goods and Real Exchange Rate Volatility XII Applied Economics Meeting, Madrid, Spain (2009)
  • Asymmetric Productivity Shocks across Traded and Non-Traded Goods Sectors and Real Exchange Rate Fluctuations
    Azcona, N. Asymmetric Productivity Shocks across Traded and Non-Traded Goods Sectors and Real Exchange Rate Fluctuations Macro Student Seminar, New York, NY (2007)
  • Exports, Investment, and Fluctuations of the Traded and Non-traded Goods Sectors
    Azcona, N. Exports, Investment, and Fluctuations of the Traded and Non-traded Goods Sectors Macro Student Seminar, New York, NY (2006)
  • Sudden Stops and Currency Crises in an Economy with Borrowing Constraints
    Azcona, N. Sudden Stops and Currency Crises in an Economy with Borrowing Constraints Macro Student Seminar, New York, NY (2005)
  • Optimal Monetary Policy under Inflation Inertia
    Azcona, N. Optimal Monetary Policy under Inflation Inertia Third-Year Seminar, New York, NY (2004)

Media Contributions

  • WalletHub.com
    Internet (2015)