Extensive career as senior staff of the International Monetary Fund (Research and Asian Departments) and the Inter-American Development Bank (Research and Southern Cone Departments). Expertise in sovereign debt, exchange rates, international finance, and macroeconomic policy with applied experience in many countries, including Latin America, China, Korea and Central Europe. PhD in Economics from MIT and undergraduate degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires.
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Exchange Rate Passthrough. The large currency depreciations in emerging markets over the past two years have re-focused attention on the passthrough coefficients, as indicators of the effectiveness of exhcnage rate adjustments and of the stability of the monetary regime. See here a presentation at the Central Bank of Uruguay and a draft Working Paper with Virginia Queijo
GDP-linked Securities. Despite its attractiveness as an instrument for managing macroeconomic risks, GDP-linked securities have not been used widely by policymakers. There is, however, renewed interest on this instrument largely under the leadership of the Bank of England. See here a recent presentation I made at the Bank of England, and a paper I wrote while visiting the IMF Research Department.
Crisis in Brazil. See a note forthcoming in the June OMFIF Bulletin (in draft).