Carlos León

Carlos León - Banco de la República (Central Bank of Colombia)

As the Research and Development Manager 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, currently focusing on the assessment of systemic importance and intraday liquidity risk, and on identifying the connective and hierarchical structure of financial networks. He is also Extramural Fellow at CentER (Tilburg University), and graduate and undergraduate Professor at Universidad Externado de Colombia and Universidad del Rosario.

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 Ph.D. from Tilburg University (The Netherlands). He holds a M.Sc. in Banking and Finance from HEC-Université de Lausanne (Switzerland), a M.A. in International Economics, and a B.A. 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, Emerging Markets Finance & Trade, Central Banking, Revista de Economía Institucional, and Ensayos Sobre Política Económica - ESPE.

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