Carlos Castro is currently associate professor at the Faculty of Economics at Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia. He holds a BA and MA in economics from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota. In addition he has a PhD in Economics and a M.Sc. in Statistics from Université Libre de Bruxelles. Before joining Universidad del Rosario he had research contracts with the National Bank of Belgium, and the National Department of Planning of the Colombian government. During his PhD studies he also collaborated with the Credit Portfolio Modeling department at Dexia sa, in Brussels.
His main research interest is in Financial Econometrics, Quantitative Risk Management and Empirical Finance. Previously, his worked in Macroeconomic Forecasting and Banking.