Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

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

Sasha Indarte

PhD Candidate
Northwestern University
2017 MFM Fellow
Sasha Indarte is a PhD candidate in Economics at Northwestern University. Her research uses micro-level data to explore how features of financial markets shape an economy’s response to macroeconomic shocks and policy interventions. Her main areas of interest are empirical macroeconomics and household finance.
Her current research investigates how increasing consolidation in the banking industry affects banks’ lending standards and risk-taking behavior. In other work, she examines how large assets losses among banks during financial crises alter the transmission of monetary policy to household credit markets. Another project documents the importance of bank reputation in facilitating contagion in pre-1914 sovereign default episodes. 
She completed her undergraduate studies at Macalester College, where she studied economics, applied mathematics, and statistics.