Alejandro Drexler is a policy economist in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Drexler is part of the Chicago Fed’s insurance initiative. In that role, he works on insurance issues of interest to the Federal Reserve System in its roles as a central bank and as a regulator of systemically important financial institutions. Drexler also participates in the insurance industry working group of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), and in the Quantitative Surveillance Assessment of Financial Stability. He has published several articles on empirical corporate finance in journals like the American Economic Journal, Management Science and the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organizations.
Prior to joining the Chicago Fed, Alejandro Drexler was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the McCombs School of Business in the University of Texas at Austin, and an economist at the Chile Department of Commerce. He has worked as a consultant for the Chile Central Bank, and the World Bank. He has conducted impact evaluations in a wide range of financial institutions, covering financial literacy training, microenterprise programs, and government credit programs. He holds a M.A. in economics from the Universidad de Chile, and a Ph.D. in financial economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.