I am a graduate student in the Economics Department of the University of Washington, expecting to obtain my doctorate in 2019. 

My research focuses on information as a source of transaction costs in economic activities. Throughout my doctoral studies, I have focused on the property rights approach to Economics, under the guidance of Yoram Barzel and others. When developing models, we attempt to obtain refutable implications that allow us to keep or discard hypotheses about how markets emerge and organize.



Microeconomic Theory

Applied Microeconomics

Transaction Costs


Property Rights

Information Economics

Industrial Organization

Structural Econometrics


2012 - 2019

University of Washington

Ph.D. Economics

M.S., Economics, 2015.

Fields: Microeconomic Theory, Econometrics.

2010 - 2012

Universidad Simon Bolivar - Caracas, Venezuela

M.S., Mathematics (ABD).

2004 - 2009

Universidad Central de Venezuela - Caracas, Venezuela

Bachelor Degree, Economics.

Contact information

Address: Department of Economics · University of Washington · 305 Savery Hall, Box 353330 · Seattle, WA 98195-3330

Email: asteb@uw.edu

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