Dr. Isela-Elizabeth Tellez-Leon is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria. Elizabeth joined the Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA), Evolution and Ecology (EEP), and Risk and Resilience (RISK) Programs in 2017. Currently, she is a visiting Associated Researcher at the Latin American Centre, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies at the University of Oxford. Her scientific interests lie in the Economic and Financial modelling applied to studies on Mexico and Latin America.
Elizabeth holds a PhD in Economic Sciences with a specialization in Financial Risk Analysis. She has published several papers and book chapters, has participated in numerous Conferences and is part of the Editorial Committees of Scientific Research Journals. Elizabeth has worked as an Economist-Researcher at the General Directorate of Economic Research at the Central Bank of Mexico and as Deputy Director of the External Sector in the Mexican Ministry of Finance. She is a member of the Mexican National System of Researchers.
Elizabeth is working on several multidisciplinary projects about Economic Policy Analysis, Economic and Financial modelling, particularly, about: Financial Networks, Systemic Risk Analysis, Financial Stability, Agent-Based Modelling, Econometric Analysis, Macroeconomic and Environmental Modelling. Her main project in IIASA is Network-Based Modeling and Big Data as part of the IIASA Cross-Cutting Project "Systemic Risk and Network Dynamics". Her research is innovative because she combines the analysis of Networks with Econometric Models and explores the structural properties of connection in the Mexican repo market. Namely, in all repos operations, there are other counterparts besides banks; it is very important to know if the centrality in the interbank market also impacts on the credit conditions with other intermediaries. This research contributes to the Mexican Financial Stability analysis.