Gastón Illanes Orellana

External consultant

As a professor at the Department of Economics at Northwestern University, his research specializes in empirical Industrial Organization, with emphasis on consumer and company behavior in financial product markets. He has researched the Administrators of Pension Funds (AFPs) and annuities market in Chile, and the vertical relationships between financial products dealers and financial product companies in the United States.

He has been a professor of “An Introduction to Economics” at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, professor of Industrial Organization (undergraduate) at MIT, and Econometrics (undergraduate) and Industrial Organization (doctorate) at Northwestern University.

Academic Background
  • Business Management with a major in Economics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

  • Master in Economics with a major in Industrial Organization, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

  • PhD in Economics, MIT.

Awards and Honors
  • 100 jóvenes líderes de la Revista del Sábado, 2016.
  • Graduate Fellowship, Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, 2014 and 2015, MIT.
  • George P. and Obie B. Shultz Dissertation Grant, 2012 y 2015, MIT.
  • Becario de Becas Chile, 2010.
  • Premio Mejor Egresado del Magíster en Economía, 2009, PUC.
  • Premio Raúl Yver O. al Mejor Egresado de Ingeniería Comercial, Mención Economía, 2009, PUC.
  • “Class size and teacher effects in higher education,” Economics of Education Review, 2016 (with Claudio Sapelli).