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Felipe Severino

Assistant Professor of Business Administration





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PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014; MSc, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2007; BSc, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2005

Areas of Expertise

Corporate finance, financial intermediation, credit/debt markets, household finance, entrepreneurship, real estate finance


Felipe Severino teaches Corporate Finance in the MBA Program.

Current Research Topics

  • Effect of personal bankruptcy on household debt
  • The role of collateral lending in small business starts
  • Impact of credit supply in house prices

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 2014–present
  • Visiting Researcher, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 2013
  • Teaching and Research Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, 2009–14
  • Teaching Assistant, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2002–08

Nonacademic positions

  • Researcher, Laboratory of Financial Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2005–08
  • Summer Internship, Coca Cola Company, 2004

Working Papers

  • With M. Adelino and A. Schoar, “Credit Supply and House Prices: Evidence from Mortgage Market Segmentation”


  • MIT Sloan Doctoral Research Forum, First Prize 2014
  • MIT Sloan Finance Group Award 2012
  • MIT Sloan Nominated for Best TA Award 2012
  • NBER Household Finance Grant (with M. Adelino and A. Schoar) 2011
  • MIT Sloan Arnoldo Hax Fellow 2010
  • MIT Sloan Doctoral Program Fellowship 2008-2014
  • Presidente de la República. Chilean Government Scholarship 2008
  • Chilean Board of Engineering. Best Chilean Industrial Engineering Student 2008
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Academic Excellence Award Best Industrial Engineering Student, 2007

Selected Publications

  • With M. Adelino and A. Schoar, “House Prices, Collateral and Self-Employment,” Journal of Financial Economics, August 2015
  • With M. Brown and B. Coates, “Personal Bankruptcy Protection and Household Debt,” 2014
  • With G. Cortazar and C. Milla, “A Multicommodity Model of Future Prices: Using Future Prices of One Commodity to Estimate the Stochastic Process of Another,” Journal of Futures Markets, 28(6), June 2008