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Jorge M. Uribe


Ph.D UB School of Economics

“Science is measurement” William Thomson, 1886

I am a Ph.D. economist from UB School of Economics, Research Associate at the Riskcenter, in the University of Barcelona (Spain), and Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Universidad del Valle (Colombia). I have been a visiting scholar in the Swiss Institute of Banking and Finance of the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), and I have worked for the Central Bank of Colombia and the Colombian National Planning Agency.

My research interests are: financial markets (with a focus on international finance, empirical asset pricing and banks), energy markets (particularly electricity and oil) and actuarial statistics (when it comes to insurance markets).

Regarding my first line of research, I have recently studied appropriate ways to measure financial and macroeconomic uncertainty, as well as the impacts of market-wide uncertainty on asset prices, momentum strategies, banking risks and the macroeconomy.

In the front of energy markets, I work on new tools to model the price of electricity, which is particularly challenging given the lack of storability that characterizes most of the transactions in that market. I also have studied systemic risk scenarios in oil markets and capital structure decisions of oil firms.

Finally, in my actuarial line of research, I’m mostly interested in longevity extension and the implications of population aging for the future of  insurance markets.