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Dr. Ignacio Franceschelli

NERA Economic Consulting


    Dr. Franceschelli is an Associate Director in NERA’s Securities and Finance Practice. He specializes in the analysis of complex securities including mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations.

    Dr. Franceschelli has provided support to expert testimony related to the credit crisis litigation, and has managed projects involving RMBS litigation, the design of mortgage default, and loss severity econometric models to estimate future losses to be borne by investors. He has also analyzed the factors that influence loan pricing in projects concerning mortgage discrimination claims.

    Dr. Franceschelli has published widely in leading academic journals including the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Labour Economics and Economics Letters. He has also contributed chapters to various books including ‚ÄúResidential Mortgage Defaults, Foreclosures, and Modifications‚ÄĚ in The Handbook of Mortgage-Backed Securities (Frank J. Fabozzi, ed., 2016). He presents his research regularly at industry and academic conferences, and has participated in a webcast hosted by Thomson Reuters on the Argentina debt litigation.

    Dr. Franceschelli received his PhD and MA in economics from Northwestern University, where he specialized in applied economics with a focus on industrial organization. He holds a BA in economics, summa cum laude, from the Universidad de San Andres.

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