Dr Nicole Cerpa Vielma

Dr Nicole Cerpa Vielma


I joined the Economics Department as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in September 2022. I hold a PhD and an MSc in Economics from the University of Leeds, an MSc in Economics and Public Policies and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. 

Research interests

My research focuses on money, banking and finance in Latin American economies. I am particularly interested in these economies’ transformation of the financial structure. I analyse this shift as unfolding from a subordinate position in the global system of financialised capitalism, with a particular emphasis on the variegated (spatial) manifestations of this global phenomenon in national economies and its implications at the micro, meso and macro levels (and policy effects). In my PhD dissertation, I took a historical and mixed-methods approach to examine the different manifestations of this global process in various geographical settings (mainly Latin American economies), using social network analysis and semi-structured interviews. Theoretically, my understanding of economics is rooted in pluralist and heterodox economic theories, particularly, post-Keynesian monetary theory, Latin American structuralism, and Marxist political economy. I am also highly interested in developing connections with other fields, such as economic geography and international political economy. 



  • PhD in Economics, University of Leeds, 2023
  • MSc in Economics, University of Leeds, 2017
  • MSc in Economics and Public Policies, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (UAI), 2013
  • BSc in Economics, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (UAI), 2012

Professional memberships

  • Post Keynesian Economic Society (PKES)

Student education

At the University of Leeds, I have taught a variety of modules, including Statistics for Economics and Business 1 (LUBS1270), Economics for Management (LUBS1940), and Economic Theory and Applications (LUBS1951). 

I also supervise UG students.

Research groups and institutes

  • Applied Institute for Research in Economics