Francisco Pinto Avalos

Francisco Pinto Avalos


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Francisco Pinto is lecturer in finance at the Alliance Manchester Business School. He joined the School in 2017 as a Ph.D. researcher. After his doctoral studies, Francisco started his current position as a lecturer. Previous to his Ph.D., Francisco performed as an economist at the Monetary Policy Division of the Central Bank of Chile.

Research interests

Fields of interest

  • International finance
  • Time-series econometrics
  • Macroeconomics

Current working papers

M.Sc. dissertations

  • I am currently available to supervise M.Sc. dissertations. The main topic I supervise corresponds to the impact of monetary policy decisions and asset prices.
  • Some examples of dissertations supervised in previous years: “Unexpected monetary policy changes and equity markets”, “Unconventional monetary policy and equity prices”, and “Monetary policy in China and its effect on the stock market”.



Experience as a lecturer at the Alliance Manchester Business School:

  • International Finance (BMAN30060)
  • Investment analysis (BMAN20072)
  • Financial decision-making (BMAN10522)
  • Empirical Finance (BMAN30190)

Experience as a teaching assistant at the University of Manchester

  • Quantitative methods (undergraduate)
  • Advisor/estimation support to student writing thesis (both undergraduate and graduate)
  • Introductory econometrics (graduate)
  • Macroeconomics (undergraduate) 

Previous teaching experience

  • Macroeconomics (lecturer, University of Santiago, Chile)
  • Econometrics (lecturer, SEK University, Chile)

Further information

Presentation in international conferences

  • IFABS, University of Naples Federico II (Naples, Italy, 2022)
  • EFMA, Campus Bio-Medico University (Rome, Italy, 2022)
  • EFMA conference, The University of Leeds (Leeds, UK, 2021)
  • EFMA PhD student seminar, The University of Leeds (Leeds, UK, 2021)
  • Research and Policy Seminars, Central Bank of Chile (Santiago, Chile, 2014, 2021)
  • Chilean Economic Society [SECHI], annual meeting (Viña del Mar, Chile, 2014, 2015)

Awards and scholarships

  • Teaching Excellence, Alliance MBS, The University of Manchester, UK (2022)
  • Ph.D. scholarship, ANID (former CONICYT), Chile (2020)
  • Ph.D. scholarship, Alliance MBS, The University of Manchester, UK (2017)
  • M.Sc. scholarship, Central Bank of Chile (2016)

Other research

  • Contreras, G. and Pinto, F., (2016) “Exchange rate pass-through to disaggregate inflation in Chile”, Journal Economía Chilena, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 154–170.
  • Contreras, G. and Pinto, F., (2015) “Vulnerability to changes in external financing due to global factors”, Journal Economía Chilena, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 98–119.
  • Contreras, G. and Pinto, F., (2015) “Empirical evidence of conditional convergence in Chile”, Journal Economía Chilena, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 120–137. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD Finance, The University of Manchester

17 Sep 201731 Dec 2021

Award Date: 6 May 2022

MSc Finance and Business Economics, The University of Manchester

Award Date: 12 Dec 2017

Bachelor of Economics, Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Award Date: 29 Sep 2009

External positions

Central Bank of Chile

2 Nov 201031 Aug 2016


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