Mathematical Engineer, Universidad de Chile
M.A. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Historia del Pensamiento económico.
Ronald Fischer is a Professor in the Industrial Engineering Department of the University of Chile. Prior to joining the University of Chile he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Virginia. He received a PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a BSc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Chile. One of his current research interests is the economics of infrastructure, using tools from industrial organization and regulation. A second area of research are political economy models that study the effects of the wealth distribution on economic performance and welfare, using tools from corporate finance. A third line of research is regulation, in particular its applications to the electric sector. His research has been published in the Journal of Political Economy and the Quarterly Journal of Economics as well as in the main field journals in Public, International, Urban, Development, Transport and Environmental Economics. Has consulted for the IMF, the World Bank, the IABD and other multilateral institutions, for Chilean government institutions, as well as for private corporations. Has been a member of various Presidential Commissions and a member of the Experts Panels of Energy and the Experts Panel in Infrastructure.