Rodrigo Alfaro

Financial Studies


RODRIGO ALFARO ARANCIBIA was appointed Financial Studies Manager of the Central Bank of Chile in July 2020.

Mr. Alfaro has a degree in Commercial Engineering with a major in Economics from the University of Chile (2000) and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University, United States (2008).

His previous posts with the Central Bank include Financial Stability Manager (2014-2020), Group Leader in the Financial Stability Unit (2012–2014) and the Financial Research Management (2009–2011), Senior Economist in the Financial Stability Unit (2007-2009) and Economic Analyst in the Macroeconomic Analysis Unit (2001-2003).

Positions held outside the Bank include Principal Economist at BBVA Research (2011–2012) and Visiting Economist at the Bank for International Settlements (2009). He also worked as a consultant for the International Monetary Fund in the area of stress tests (2012). 

Mr. Alfaro has taught courses in macroeconomics, econometrics and finance at the University of Chile, the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, the University of Santiago and the Adolfo Ibáñez University.

He has authored numerous studies published in economic and finance journals and contributed chapters for topical books.