Manuel  Santos

Manuel Santos

Department Chair, Professor, James L. Knight Chair, Economics

Research Interests

Growth and development; and computation, money and financial markets

Featured Publications

  • Fernandez-Villaverde, J., J. Rubio-Ramirez, and Manuel Santos, 2006, "Convergence properties of the likelihood of computed dynamic models," Econometrica, 74:93-120.

    Peralta-Alva, A. and Manuel Santos, 2005, "Accuracy of simulations for stochastic dynamic models," Econometrica, 73:1939-1976.

    Santos, Manuel, 2002, "On non-existence of Markov equilibria in competitive-market economies," Journal of Economic Theory, 105:73-98.

    Ortigueira, S. and Manuel Santos, 2002, "Equilibrium dynamics in a two-sector model with taxes," Journal of Economic Theory, 105:98-119.

    Santos, Manuel, 2000, "Accuracy of numerical solutions using the Euler equation residuals," Econometrica, 68:1377-1402.

    Ladrón de Guevara, A., S. Ortigueira, and Manuel Santos, 1999, "A two-sector model of endogenous growth with leisure," Review of Economic Studies, 66:609-632.

    Santos, Manuel and J. Vigo, 1998, "Analysis of error for a dynamic programming algorithm," Econometrica, 66:409-426.

    Bona, J. and Manuel Santos, 1997, "On the role of computation in economic theory," Journal of Economic Theory, 72:241-281.

    Ortigueira, S. and Manuel Santos, 1997, "On the speed of convergence in endogenous growth models," American Economic Review, 1997, 87:383-399.

    Santos, Manuel and M. Woodford, 1997, "Rational asset pricing bubbles," Econometrica, 65:19-57.

    Hernández, A. and Manuel Santos, 1996, "Competitive equilibria for infinite horizon economies with incomplete markets," Journal of Economic Theory, 71:102-130.

    Caballé, J. and Manuel Santos, 1993, "On endogenous growth with physical and human capital," Journal of Political Economy, 101:1042-1067.

    Santos, Manuel, 1992, "Differentiability and comparative analysis in discrete-time optimization," Journal of Economic Theory, 57:222-229.

    Santos, Manuel, 1991, "Smoothness of the policy function in discrete-time economic models," Econometrica, 59:1365-1382.


  • Macroeconomics
  • Computational economics


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Chicago, 1984
  • Economics, University of Chicago, 1982
  • B.S., Licenciatura (Economics), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1979
Manuel  Santos


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