Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs
2115 G Street, N.W.
Areas of Expertise
Macroeconomics, technical change, and financial development
Roberto Samaniego earned a Ph.D. in Economics in 2001, from the University of Pennsylvania, where he held a University Fellowship from 1996-2000. He also holds a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University. He has taught courses on Money and Banking, Macroeconomics and Microeconomics. Previously, he served as a researcher with the United Nations Development Program's Economics Unit in Maputo, Mozambique.
Dr. Samaniego has published articles in a number of leading economics journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, and the Journal of Economic Growth. His primary professional interests are in the areas of macroeconomics and economic growth. He has focused on understanding the relationship between technical progress, entrepreneurship and institutions.
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
- Rachel Ngai & Roberto Samaniego, 2011. "Accounting for Research and Productivity Growth Across Industries,"Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 14(3), pages 475-495, July.
- Anna Ilyina & Roberto Samaniego, 2011. "Technology and Financial Development" Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 43(5), pages 899-921, 08.