Herrera , Rodrigo
Rodrigo Herrera is Associate Professor of Economics at the School of Business and Economics of the University of Talca, Chile. He was appointed as new Dean of the faculty in April 2018. He has also been the Director of the Applied Economics Research Center (CIEA) and the Master Program in Economics of the same university. Dr. Herrera completed his PhD dissertation at the Dresden University of Technology, Germany. He has been a visiting researcher at several universities and research centers in the world, such as the National Center for Econometric Research (NCER) in Australia, Queensland University of Technology in Australia, Humboldt University of Berlin in Germany, Dresden University of Technology in Germany, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, University of Saarland in Germany, Erasmus School of Economics, in the Netherlands. His research interests focus on issues of energy economics and financial econometrics, as determinants of extreme dependence on financial markets, extreme prices of commodity markets and their relationship with the fundamentals of supply and demand, econometric measures of connectivity and systemic risk. Last but not least, the economic impact of air pollution in Chile and associated forecasting models. His research has been published in leading international scientific journals, such as Energy Economics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance and International Journal of Forecasting. In addition, he has participated in different competitive research projects, the most important being three consecutive FONDECYT grants and a postdoctoral position of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation in Germany. He was a member of the Board of the Chilean Economy Society.