Matías Braun


Matías Braun, besides being a professor at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, he has also been Director of Strategy and Partner of the local investment bank IM Trust since 2006. Between 2003 and 2006 he was Assistant Professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He has worked as a researcher and/or consultant at the Harvard Business School, the Center for International Development at Harvard University and the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has acted as a consultant to Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and South Africa through various international organizations. Between 1995 and 1999 he worked as chief economist and assistant manager of studies at a financial holding company in Chile and was Assistant Associate Professor at Universidad Católica.

Amongst the awards and acknowledgements he has received are: the UAI Prize for Academic Excellence in 2006 and 2007, the Harvard University Term-Time Research Award (2003), the Bradley Fellowship (2002), the Universidad Católica "Friends of the Faculty of Economics and Administration" scholarship for PhD studies (1999), the Raul Iver prize to the best graduate of the Institute of Economics of the Universidad Católica (1996), and the Price Waterhouse prize for Academic Excellence (1992).

He has published various articles in some of the most prestigious specialized journals including The Journal of Finance y Review of Financial Studies. He has been invited to give seminars at UCLA, University of Chicago, The World Bank, NYU, Stockholm School of Economics, Western Finance Association, Kellogg, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, UC Santa Cruz, NBER Corporate Finance, NBER International Finance and Macroeconomics, MIT, and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, amongst others.

Education
Ph.D. Economics, 2003, Harvard University
Business Administration. Major: Economics, 1995, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Interests
Financial markets, corporate finance, international finance and economic development.