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Gabriel Casillas Olvera

Chief Economist And Head Of Research
Banco Banorte

Gabriel Casillas (Managing Director) is currently Chief Economist and Head of Research at Banorte-Ixe bank, based in Mexico City. He obtained his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, specializing in Monetary Theory, Econometrics, and Information Economics. Dr. Casillas previously worked at J.P.Morgan as Chief Mexico Economist, as well as at UBS Investment Bank as Chief Economist for México and Chile. He also worked at the Central Bank of Mexico in the economic research department as well as in central banking operations division. He is a member of the select group of “Future Leaders” of the IIF and Vice Chairman of the Committee of Economic Studies of the Mexican Institute of Finance Executives (IMEF). On the academic arena, Dr. Casillas has taught several courses on Macroeconomic Theory, Monetary Economics, Finance Theory, and Financial Derivatives, -among others-, at ITAM, Monterrey Tech, Endicott College, and Universidad Anáhuac at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He has dictated several conferences about economics and risk management in the US, Mexico, Canada, Europe, South America, and Asia. His academic work has been published in the Journal of Economic Policy. He regularly reviews papers for academic journals, attends and organizes conferences and workshops

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