As Senior Researcher at the Central Bank of Colombia's Financial Infrastructure Oversight Department, Carlos León is responsible for investigating and developing methodologies for comprehensively overseeing local market's financial institutions and infrastructures. His current focus is on studying financial networks (eg, interbank lending, large value payment systems, clearing and settlement systems, retail payment systems) and applying machine learning methods for anomaly detection. Financial stability, complexity, and paytech are among his interests. He is also Guest Researcher at the Tilburg University’s Department of Finance (The Netherlands), and undergraduate Professor at Universidad del Rosario (Colombia).
Prior working experience includes positions as Researcher for the Central Bank of Colombia's Foreign Reserves Department and for the Operations and Market Development Department, and Head of the Risk Management Group at Colombia's Ministry of Finance-Public Credit Directorate.
He received his PhD from Tilburg University (The Netherlands). He holds a MSc in Banking and Finance from HEC-Université de Lausanne (Switzerland); a MA in International Economics, and a BA in Finance and International Relations from Externado de Colombia University (Colombia).
He has publications in refereed journals that include Journal of Financial Market Infrastructures, Journal of Financial Stability, Physica A, Quantitative Finance, Latin American Journal of Central Banking, The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Research in International Business and Finance, Emerging Markets Finance & Trade, Revista de Economía del Rosario, Revista de Economía Institucional and Ensayos Sobre Política Económica.
The authors examine how liquidity is exchanged in different types of Colombian money market networks (ie, secured, unsecured and the central bank’s repurchase networks) as registered in the local financial market infrastructure.