Jose Villegas

Jose Villegas

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department of Economics

Gent University


My research interest are in the fields of coporate finance, applied labor economics and international macroeconomics. So far, I have been focus studying the economic consequences of different financial shocks in the prescence of financial frictions.

After receiving my Ph.D. in Economics from University of Rochester in 2022, I joined the Department of Economics at Gent University as a postdoctoral research fellow.


  • 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