Felipe Saffie

Assistant Professor

Felipe E. Saffie joined the University of Maryland as an assistant professor in 2014, the same year he completed his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Pennsylvania. His primary research is in international finance and economic growth. His research focuses on the effects of international financial crises on aggregated productivity. In particular, he examines how drastic reductions on capital inflows (sudden stops) affect the creation and development of firms, scarring the process of productivity accumulation. Financial development is a key ingredient for understanding the transitory and permanent components of these episodes, as more developed financial systems are better able to allocate the scarce resources during crises. A secondary stream of research focuses on the determinants of capital misallocation in the economy. For instance, how rent-seeking behavior distorts the investment decision of firms by altering the effective corporate tax rate that they face.

Areas of Interest:
  • International Finance
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Degrees
  • Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 2014
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
ECON442 Globalization and Capital Markets Fall 2017
ECON709 Advanced Topics in Applied and Theoretical Macroeconomics Spring 2017
ECON808 Workshop on Macroeconomics and Growth; Workshop in Applied Economics Spring 2017
ECON442 Globalization and Capital Markets Fall 2016
ECON630 Computational Methods in Macroeconomics Fall 2016
ECON709 Advanced Topics in Applied and Theoretical Macroeconomics Fall 2016
ECON741 Advanced International Economics I Fall 2016
ECON808 Workshop on Macroeconomics and Growth; Workshop in Applied Economics Fall 2016
ECON709 Advanced Topics in Applied and Theoretical Macroeconomics Spring 2016
ECON808 Workshop on Macroeconomics and Growth; Workshop in Applied Economics Spring 2016
ECON442 Globalization and Capital Markets Fall 2015 Syllabus
ECON741 Advanced International Economics I Fall 2015 Syllabus
Professional Placement Director (2015)
  • Saffie
4118E Tydings Hall
Department of Economics
Phone: (301) 405-3490
Email: saffie@econ.umd.edu