Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information
Department of Economics
Southern Methodist University
Box 0496
Dallas, TX 75275-0496
Email: ozak@smu.edu
Tel: (214) 768-2755
Fax: (214) 768-1821
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Education
  • 2011 Ph.D. in Economics, Brown University
  • 2006 M.A. in Economics, Brown University
  • 2005 M.Sc. in Mathematics (summa cum laude), Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • 2001 B.S. in Economics (summa cum laude and honors), Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • 1997 B.A. in Marketing and Publicity, Politécnico Grancolombiano

Fellowships and Honors
  • 2010 Graduate Dissertation Fellowship, Brown University
  • 2008 Umezawa-Stolz Prize for third-year research paper, Brown University.
  • 2005-2010 Graduate School Fellowship, Brown University.
  • 2005 Summa Cum Laude in Mathematics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
  • 2005 Prize for Best Undergraduate Thesis 2001-2003, Academia Colombiana de Ciencias Económicas.
  • 2002-2005 Fellowship for Graduate Studies, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
  • 2003 Honorary Member, Grupo de Estudios en Macroeconomía y Política Económica, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
  • 2002 Summa Cum Laude and Honors Degree in Economics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
  • 2001 Fellowship for Summer School on “Globalization and the New Economy” of the Association for Evolutionary Economics-University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA

Teaching Experience
  • Brown University, 2006-2010 (U.S.A.)
    • 2009-Fall Economic Growth, Prof. Oded Galor (TA)
    • 2009-Spring Theory of International Trade, Prof. Oded Galor (TA)
    • 2008-Fall Theory of Economic Growth, Prof. Oded Galor (TA)
    • 2007-Spring Microeconomics (Graduate Level), Prof. G. Loury (TA)
    • 2006-Fall Microeconomics (Graduate Level), Prof. R. Serrano (TA)
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 2003-2005 (Bogotá, Colombia)
    • 2005 Computational Economics
    • 2003-2005 Macroeconomics II
    • 2003-2005 Mathematical Economics
  • Universidad Externado de Colombia, 2003-2005 (Bogotá, Colombia)
    • 2004-2005 Mathematical Economics
    • 2004 Computational Economics
    • 2003 Seminar on Modern Macroeconomic Theory
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 2002-2003 (Bogotá, Colombia)
    • 2003 Classical Political Economy II
    • 2002-2003 Seminar on Modern Macroeconomic Theory

Research and Professional Experience
  • 2010 Research Assistant, Prof. Ross Levine, Brown University
  • 2007-2008 Research Assistant, Prof. Oded Galor, Brown University
  • 2007-2008 Research Assistant, Prof. Peter Howitt, Brown University
  • 2006 Research Assistant, Prof. Roberto Serrano, Brown University
  • 2004-2005 Research Fellow, Universidad Externado de Colombia, Colombia
  • 2003 Short-Term Consultant, Project on Free Trade Area Colombia-USA, USAID-DNP-Nathan Inc.
  • 2000-2003 Researcher, Department of Economic Research, National Planning Department, Colombia.
  • 1999-2002 Research Assistant, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
  • 1998-2003 Researcher, Group of Studies in Macroeconomics and Economic Policy, MACROPOLIS, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Professional Activities
  • Referee
    • European Economic Review
    • Economics Letters
    • Journal of Economic Growth
    • Journal of Development Economics
    • Journal of Comparative Economics
    • Revista de Economía Institucional
    • Revista de Economía y Administración
    • Revista Ensayos sobre Política Económica
  • Organization
    • Macroeconomics Lunch Seminar, Brown University, 2007-2008
    • Conference on Inflation and Central Banking, MACROPOLIS-Universidad Nacional, 2001
    • MACROPOLIS Lunch Seminar, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 1998-2001
    • Post Keynesian Microeconomics Seminar, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 1999
    • Conference on “Economic Crisis: Theories and Facts”, MACROPOLIS-Universidad Nacional, 1999

Affiliations
  • Centro de Estudios Económicos, Universidad Externado de Colombia
  • S4 Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences, Brown University
  • Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, The Watson Institute, Brown University

Languages
Spanish (native), German (fluent), English (fluent), French (basic), Turkish (basic)