Paulina Restrepo-Echavarria is a Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Her research interests are on the fields of International Macroeconomics and Search Theory. She has done work on the direction of capital flows, debts crises, sovereign default in commodity rich economies, the incidence of the informal sector in the macroeconomy, labor market frictions and theoretical models of the marriage and dating market. Her work has been published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Theory, and the European Economic Review among others. She was conferred the Rodrigo Gomez International Central Banking Award in 2005 for her work on Inflation Targeting. Paulina was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Ohio State University, and worked as a researcher at Banco de La Republica de Colombia. She now teaches International Economics for second and third year PhD students at Washington University in St Louis, is an Associate Editor for the Review of Economic Dynamics, and a member of the Potential GDP committee for the Finance Ministry of the country of Colombia. In her free time she serves in the board of directors of Fields of Dreams Uganda, a non-profit organization for orphan children in Uganda. Paulina received her PhD in Economics from UCLA in 2010.
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