Damiano Sandri is a Principal Economist at the Bank for International Settlements. Prior to joining the BIS, Damiano was a Deputy Division Chief in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund. His research focuses on macro-financial issues, monetary policy, and international finance and has been published in leading academic journals and policy outlets, among which in the World Economic Outlook. Damiano has also worked as Associate Editor of the IMF Economic Review and holds a PhD in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University.