Julio J. Elías

Universidad del CEMA

Julio J. Elias is professor of economics, director of the master of economics, and Elias Executive Director of the UChicago/UCEMA Joint Initiative for Latin American Experimental Economics (JILAEE) at Universidad del CEMA. Elias also serves as Director of the M.A. program in Economics at UCEMA, Executive Director of the Center for Creativity Economics at UCEMA and a Research Associate of the Center of Excellence on Human Capital and Economic Growth and Development of the University at Buffalo. Elias earned a B.A. in Economics from Universidad di Tella, and both an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. Elias' research focuses on health economics, economic development, the economics of education and labor economics, and his work has appeared in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, the International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, PLOS One, the Cato Institute, World Bank, and many more. Elias' more recent research focuses on the economics and morality of organ transplants, and morally repugnant activities. Elias co-edited the Gary Becker and Edward Glaeser book titled The Economic Approach, and contributed a chapter about Argentina's economic performance from 1970-2010 to the edited volume, Regional Problems and Policies in Latin America. In 2016, a joint paper of Mauro Alem and Elias was awarded the “Rommel Acevedo Latin American Award on Developing Banking” of ALIDE. Elias has previously been a Visiting Fellow of the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago, Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago, the University of Western Ontario, Canada, and University at Buffalo, and Assistant Professor at University at Buffalo. He was also Chief Economist of BICE, Argentina, and Senior economist at the Central Bank of Argentina.