photo: Roberto Samaniego

Roberto Samaniego

Associate Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Room 318
Address: Monroe Hall
2115 G Street, N.W.
Phone: 202-994-6153
Fax: 202-994-6147
[email protected]

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


Classes Taught

ECON 1012 Principles of Economics

ECON 2121 Money and Banking

ECON 8306 Macroeconomic Theory III