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Alvaro Mezza

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of California - Los Angeles, 2011
  • M.A., Economics, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, 2003
  • B.A., Economics, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, 2000
Current Research Topics
  • Student loans, consumer credit,
  • economics of risky behaviors
  • Principal Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2018 - present
  • Senior Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2015 - 2018
  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2011 - 2015
  • Student Loans, Access to Credit and Consumer Financial Behavior
    Alvaro Mezza, Daniel Ringo, and Kamila Sommer
    Finance and Economics Discussion Series (2021)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/FEDS.2021.050
  • Illegal Drugs, Education, and Labor Market Outcomes
    Alvaro Mezza and Moshe Buchinsky
    Journal of Econometrics (2021)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeconom.2019.03.009
  • Developments in the Credit Score Distribution over 2020
    Sarena Goodman, Geng Li, Alvaro Mezza, and Lucas Nathe
    FEDS Notes (2021)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.2902
  • The Intergenerational Effects of the Vietnam Draft on Risky Behaviors
    Monica Deza and Alvaro Mezza
    NBER Working Paper Series (2021)
    https://doi.org/10.3386/w27830
  • On Intergenerational Immobility: Evidence that Adult Credit Health Reflects the Childhood Environment
    Sarena Goodman, Alvaro Mezza, and Alice Henriques Volz
    Economic Inquiry (2020)
    https://doi.org/10.1111/ecin.12862
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2017)
  • Student Loans and Homeownership
    Alvaro A. Mezza, Daniel R. Ringo, Shane M. Sherlund, and Kamila Sommer
    Journal of Labor Economics (2020)
    https://doi.org/10.1086/704609
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2016)
  • Can Student Loan Debt Explain Low Homeownership Rates for Young Adults?
    Alvaro Mezza, Daniel Ringo, and Kamila Sommer
    Consumer & Community Context (2019)
  • Student Loan Debt and Aggregate Consumption Growth
    Laura Feiveson, Alvaro Mezza, and Kamila Sommer
    FEDS Notes (2018)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.2127
  • A Trillion Dollar Question: What Predicts Student Loan Delinquencies?
    Alvaro Mezza and Kamila Sommer
    Journal of Student Financial Aid (2016)
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2015)
  • A Trillion Dollar Question: What Predicts Student Loan Delinquency Risk?
    Alvaro Mezza and Kamila Sommer
    FEDS Notes (2015)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.1647
    See also » FRB Working Paper (2015)
  • Student Loans and Homeownership Trends
    Alvaro Mezza, Kamila Sommer, and Shane M. Sherlund
    FEDS Notes (2014)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.0031
  • A Few Thoughts on the Recent Deceleration of Student Loan Debt
    Simona Hannon and Alvaro Mezza
    FEDS Notes (2014)
    https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.0009
  • Structural Examination of the United States Labor Market: The Role of Education and Drugs
    Alvaro Antonio Mezza
    University of California, Los Angeles (2011)
Last update: May 16, 2022