He is specialized in international financial markets and corporate finance. Mr Braun has written on various subjects, including international corporate finance and macroeconomics, economic development and growth, political economy, voting, inequality, business and economic history, family firms, hedge funds, and behavioral finance, among others. He has published in many prestigious journals such as the Journal of Finance and the Review of Financial Studies- and has presented his research in the most relevant universities and study centers in the United States and the American Economic Association Meetings. He teaches investments and corporate finance courses across Latin America, the United States and Europe. Among the awards he has received are the best researcher award from Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (2008), the Harvard University Term-Time Research Award (2003), the Bradley Fellowship (2002), and the Raul Iver award to the best alumni from the economics and business faculty from Universidad Católica (1996).
He has been visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and Oxford University, and also researcher and/or consultant for Harvard Center for International Development, National Bureau of Economic Research and Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo.
Until recently, in parallel to his academic appointment, he was Managing Director of Strategy at IM Trust-Credicorp Capital, an investment bank. Previously he worked as Full Professor at the Adolfo Ibáñez Business School, as well as the director of the Ph.D. in Finance and head of the finance area, and assistant professor at the University of California Los Angeles and Chief Economist of a Chilean economic