• Fuglesangs Allé 4, 2631, 129

    8210 Aarhus V



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Juan Carlos' research centers around macroeconomics and financial economics. His work combines stochastic optimal control methods and econometric techniques to answer relevant questions in asset pricing, asset allocation, business cycles, housing markets, and migration. 


Juan Carlos is an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus Univeristy. He is also a research fellow at the Danish Finance Institute (DFI) and the Center for Research in Energy: Economics and Markets (CORE). Juan Carlos holds a PhD in Economics and Business Economics from Aarhus University. 

More details on Juan Carlos and his research can be found on his personal website: https://jcparra-alvarez.weebly.com


Juan Carlos currently teaches two 10 ECTS graduate courses at the Department of Economics and Business Economics during the Spring semester: Derivatives for the students in the Master in Finance (cand.merc) and Advanced Macrofinance for the students in the Master in Economics (cand.oecon). Juan Carlos also supervises bachelor theses, master theses, and topic reports. 

In the past, Juan Carlos has taught courses in Macroeconomics, Real Estate Economics, and Housing Markets and the Macroeconomy.

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, Solution methods and inference in continuous-time dynamic equilibrium economies, Aarhus BSS

1 Sept 201012 Jun 2015

Award Date: 12 Jun 2015

Economics, Cand.oecon, A comparison of numerical methods for the solution of continuous-time DSGE models, Aarhus BSS

1 Sept 201031 Aug 2012

Award Date: 31 Aug 2012

Economics, Master of Arts, Specification of DSGE models: A business cycle accounting application for Colombia, Universidad de Los Andes Colombia

1 Aug 200831 Jul 2010

Award Date: 31 Jul 2010

Economics, Bachelor of Arts, The natural rate of interest in Colombia, Universidad Eafit

31 Jan 200230 Jun 2006

Award Date: 30 Jun 2006

Areas of expertise

  • Dynamic Macroeconomics
  • Macrofinance
  • Asset Pricing
  • Housing Markets
  • Numerical Methods


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