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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
  • Goodman, Sarena, Alvaro Mezza, and Alice Henriques Volz (forthcoming). "On Intergenerational Immobility: Evidence that Adult Credit Health Reflects the Childhood Environment," Economic Inquiry.
  • Mezza, Alvaro, and Moshe Buchinsky (forthcoming). "Illegal Drugs, Education, and Labor Market Outcomes," Journal of Econometrics.
  • Mezza, Alvaro A., Daniel R. Ringo, Shane M. Sherlund, and Kamila Sommer (forthcoming). "Student Loans and Homeownership," Journal of Labor Economics.
  • Mezza, Alvaro, Daniel Ringo, and Kamila Sommer (2019). "Can Student Loan Debt Explain Low Homeownership Rates for Young Adults?" Consumer & Community Context, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 2-6.
  • Feiveson, Laura, Alvaro Mezza, and Kamila Sommer (2018). "Student Loan Debt and Aggregate Consumption Growth," FEDS Notes 2018-02-21. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Goodman, Sarena, Alice Henriques, and Alvaro Mezza (2017). "On Intergenerational Immobility: Evidence that Adult Credit Health Reflects the Childhood Environment," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2017-032r. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Mezza, Alvaro A., Daniel R. Ringo, Shane M. Sherlund, and Kamila Sommer (2016). "Student Loans and Homeownership," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2016-010r. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Mezza, Alvaro, and Kamila Sommer (2016). "A Trillion Dollar Question: What Predicts Student Loan Delinquencies?" Journal of Student Financial Aid, vol. 46, no. 3.
  • Mezza, Alvaro A., and Kamila Sommer (2015). "A Trillion Dollar Question: What Predicts Student Loan Delinquencies?" Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2015-098. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Mezza, Alvaro, and Kamila Sommer (2015). "A Trillion Dollar Question: What Predicts Student Loan Delinquency Risk?" FEDS Notes 2015-10-16. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Hannon, Simona, and Alvaro Mezza (2014). "A Few Thoughts on the Recent Deceleration of Student Loan Debt," FEDS Notes 2014-02-19. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Mezza, Alvaro, Kamila Sommer, and Shane M. Sherlund (2014). "Student Loans and Homeownership Trends," FEDS Notes 2014-10-15. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Mezza, Alvaro Antonio (2011). "Structural Examination of the United States Labor Market: The Role of Education and Drugs," Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles.
Last update: October 28, 2019