Julieta Contreras, research analyst and quality control statistician, joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics as a research analyst in December 2021. She works with Executive Vice President and Director of Studies Marcus Noland on a variety of themes, including gender diversity issues and North Korea.
Prior to joining the Institute, Contreras worked for the Economic Research and Statistics Division at the World Trade Organization. She worked as a research analyst at the Bank for International Settlements where she coauthored a working paper on the determinants of bank profitability in emerging markets. Contreras also spent time at the Bank of Mexico working as an analyst.
Contreras earned her master's degree in international economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and received a bachelor's degree in economics from Tecnologico de Monterrey.
She is fluent in Spanish.