Alexis Montecinos, PhD

Assistant Professor, Finance

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Dr. Alexis Montecinos’s research focuses on financial economics, business analytics, and empirical asset pricing. He has been a macroeconomics advisor for the government of Chile and is currently member of two commissions in the Chilean Senate. He is very connected to the industry and is constantly developing new projects for different companies and governments in the world. Among the most important prizes he has received, he was recognized as one of the 25 most successful professionals under 35 in Chile.

Alexis Montecinos has a BS in economics and an MS in economics from Universidad de Chile and a Master of Management and a PhD in Finance from MIT.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Arnoldo Hax Fellow at MIT, 2014 and 2017
  • Prize Young Leaders. Diario Financiero. Chile. Prize given to the 25 most successful professionals under 35 years in Chile, 2017
  • Best professor in economics, University of Chile, 2009, 2012
  • Engineering Association Prize, a prize given to the best commercial engineering from every university, 2010
  • Prize Future Leaders. Estrategia Newspaper. 2008

Professional Activities

  • Member, Commission Artificial Intelligence and Society, Chilean Senate, Chile (2020-2021)
  • Member, Commission for the Future of the Chilean Labor Market, Chilean Senate, Chile (2021- )
  • Board Member, Wilab. ToT company (2020- )
  • Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Chile (2021- )
  • Advisor, Financial Market Commission, Chile (2021- )
  • Director, Center for Business Finance, UAI, Chile (2018-2020)


Recent Intellectual Contributions

Diogo Duarte, Hamilton Galindo & Alexis Montecinos (2021). Leverage and capital utilization, The European Journal of Finance.

Juan Diaz, Diogo Duarte, Hamilton Galindo, Alexis Montecinos, Santiago Truffa (2021). The importance of large shocks to return predictability, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 2021, 101518, ISSN 0927-538X.

Victor Duarte, Diogo Duarte, Julia Fonseca, Alexis Montecinos (2020). Benchmarking machine-learning software and hardware for quantitative economics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Volume 111, 103796, ISSN 0165-1889.

Diogo Duarte, Hamilton Galindo Gil & Alexis Montecinos (2020). The effects of risk aversion and money illusion on the components of dividend growth rate, The European Journal of Finance, 26:6, 443-460.

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Courses Taught

FIN315: Principles of Investments
FIN200: Business Finance
SBS603: Managerial Economics

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Degrees/Professional Certifications

  • PhD, MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MS, BS, University of Chile