Manuel Amador joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis as a monetary advisor in 2013. He has also been an assistant professor of economics in the Department of Economics at Stanford University, at Harvard University and at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He received his B.S. in economics from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; his P.I.M.A. degree from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile; and his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He has been a visitor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (2005 and 2012), and a visiting professor at Princeton University (2010–11). Manuel is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His work has been published in several prominent economics journals, among them the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, and Econometrica. His main areas of interest are macroeconomic theory and international economics.