Ricardo Lagos is a Professor of Economics at New York University. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and has previously held positions at the London School of Economics and as a Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. His research interests are in macroeconomics, with emphasis on monetary and financial economics. His research has been variously published in several top journals, including American Economic Review, Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, and Journal of Monetary Economics, among others. Ricardo has served as Editor of the Journal of Economic Theory and Associate Editor of Journal of Economic Dynamics and Journal of Monetary Economics.