Andrea F. Presbitero is Associate Professor of Economics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and member of the Money & Finance Research (MoFiR). He is on leave from the International Monetary Fund, where he is a Senior Economist in the Research Department. Before joining the Fund, he was assistant professor at the Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy). He is an applied economist whose research covers financial intermediation, development finance, and international finance. His work has been published in top journals, including the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal on International Economics and the Journal of Development Economics. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Stability and Economia (LACEA).