Jose Villegas

Jose Villegas

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department of Economics

Ghent University

Welcome! I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Economics at Ghent University.

My research interests are in the fields of corporate finance, applied labor economics, and international macroeconomics. My current research focuses on studying the economic consequences of different financial shocks in the presence of financial frictions.

I earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Rochester in 2022.


  • Labor Economics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Sovereign Default


  • PhD in Economics, 2022

    University of Rochester

  • MA in Economics, 2018

    University of Rochester

  • MA in Economics, 2015

    Georgetown University

  • BA in Economics, 2013

    Universidad Mayor de San Andres (La Paz-Bolivia)

Working Papers


Average instructor rating: 4.4/5

Econ 230: Economic Statistics

Instructor (In-person): Summer 2019, Summer 2020 TA: Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020

Econ 268: Economics of Globalization

TA: Fall 2018, 2019

Econ 231: Econometrics

TA: Spring 2021