Antonio Spilimbergo is Deputy Director of the Research Department at the IMF. He received his undergraduate diploma from Bocconi and his PhD from MIT. Since 1997 he has worked at the IMF where he has been mission chief for Brazil, Italy, Slovenia, Russia, and Turkey. He is a research fellow of CEPR and a member of the Research Advisory Board of the Central Bank of Russia. His papers are published in leading academic journals, including AER, AEJ: Macroeconomics, and JIE. He co-edited the books "Getting Back on Track: Growth, Employment" and "Rebalancing in Europe and Brazil: Boom, Bust, and the Road to Recovery.." He cowrote the book "Si-vax"