Faculty Directory

Felipe Severino

Assistant Professor of Business Administration



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

AREAS OF EXPERTISECorporate finance, financial intermediation, credit/debt markets, household finance, entrepreneurship, real estate finance

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

Selected Publications

  • With M. Adelino and A. Schoar, “House Prices, Collateral and Self-Employment”, Journal of Financial Economics, forthcoming
  • 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 Future Markets, 28(6), June 2008

Working Papers

  • With M. Brown and B. Coates, “Personal Bankruptcy Protection and Household Debt”
  • 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
  • NBER Household Finance Grant, 2011
  • MIT Sloan Arnoldo Hax Fellow, 2010
  • MIT Sloan Doctoral Program Fellowship, 2008–14
  • Presidente de la República - Chilean Government Scholarship, 2008
  • Best Chilean Industrial Engineering Student, Chilean Board of Engineering, 2008
  • Academic Excellence Award for Best Industrial Engineering Student, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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