I am a professor of economics at the University of Warwick. Before, I served as a senior economist and economic advisor and the executive director of the Center for Applied Macroeconomic Research in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Earlier on, I was an assistant professor at the London Business School. I was a visiting scholar at the Northwestern University and Columbia University. I am an associated editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics and the Journal of Applied Econometrics. I am a Wim Duisenberg Fellow at the European Central Bank and a Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England. My research has been published in the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, the Journal of Econometrics, the International Economic Review and the NBER Macroeconomics Annual. I received a B.A. in economics from the LUISS University, Rome (Italy), an M.Sc. in international economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (Switzerland) and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from University of Pennsylvania.