Fernando Mendo is a PhD. candidate in Economics at Princeton University. His research interests lie in the intersection of macroeconomics and finance. His job market paper "Risk to Control Risk" studies the interactions between two different forms of endogenous risk: amplification of real fluctuations and the exposure to systemic runs of creditors. It illustrates how economies with low fundamental volatility are unstable due to large endogenous risks. It also unveils a hidden risk regime in which volatility of macroeconomic and financial variables is low but the economy is vulnerable to runs.
Fernando holds a B.S. and a M.S. in Economics from Universidad del Pacifico (Lima, Peru) where he graduated as class valedictorian. Before starting his doctoral studies, he worked at the World Bank as a Junior Professional Associate.