Luis Ballesteros
George Washington University

Luis holds a PhD in Applied Economics and Management from Wharton and degrees from the MIT and ITAM. Prior to joining academia, he worked with financial derivatives for two private banks and with policy instruments to finance catastrophic risk for two multilateral agencies. His research centers on the individual and institutional drivers of organizational decision making under risk and uncertainty and the economic consequences of firm strategy. Luis has been studying what drives organizations to make specific choices in the context of systemic risks and uncertainty shocks (the known or unknown probability of a disruption of the market’s status quo, such as Brexit, natural disasters, and rises in ethnic nationalism), and the consequences of such decision making for firm performance and social welfare.