Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

Research. Insights. Impact. Advancing the Legacy of Chicago Economics.

Carlos Avenancio-Leon

PhD student
University of California, Berkeley
2017 MFM Fellow

Carlos F. Avenancio-Leon is a doctoral student at the University of California, Berkeley. Before moving to Berkeley, he completed law school and undergraduate studies at the University of Puerto Rico.

His research agenda explores the role of finance in affecting the trade-off between stability and distribution. In particular, he is interested in building models to explore the role of corporate debt in reallocating and distributing unemployment risk.

His other projects include evaluating the role of different forms of unemployment risk on the distribution of credit (joint with Abhay Aneja and Sanket Korgaonkar) and on the entry and exit of firms.