Cristian Pardo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Economics
Office: Barbelin 107
Phone: (610) 660-1593
Website: Faculty Website


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Maryland, College Park (2005)
  • M.A., Economics, University of Maryland, College Park (2002)
  • M.A., Economics, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile (1999)
  • B.A., Economics, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile (1996)

Professional Experience

Previously taught at Trinity University (San Antonio, TX) and the University of Maryland.

Courses Taught

  • ECN 102-D07  TR 9:30-10:45 BE 115
  • ECN 102-D08 TR 12:30-1:45 SC 200
  • ECN 350 Monetary Economics TR 2-3:15 MV 295


“Entrepreneurial Risk Aversion, Net Worth Effects and Real Fluctuations” [forthcoming], Review of Financial Economics, 2013, doi: 10.1016/j.rfe.2013.05.007

“Health Insurance Selection in Chile: A Cross-Sectional and Panel Analysis,” with Whitney Schott [forthcoming], Health Policy and Planning, 2013; doi: 10.1093/heapol/czt017

“Investment Decisions and Market Structure under Incomplete Information,” Pennsylvania Economic Review, Volume 19, Number 2, Fall 2012, Pages 1-18.

“Risk Aversion and Business Cycles: An Empirical Analysis,” The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Volume 52, Issue 4, November 2012, Pages 413-426.

“Public versus Private: Evidence on Health Insurance Selection,” with Whitney Schott, International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, 2012, vol. 12(1), pages 39-61.

“Risk Aversion, Business Volatility and Exchange Rate Regimes in Small Open Economies,” Eastern Economics Journal, 2012, vol. 38(2), pages 167–188.


  • International Finance,
  • Macroeconomics