Work Experience 2011-present - International Monetary Fund • 2021-present: African Department. Mission chief for WAEMU and the Ivory Coast • 2013-2021: Western Hemisphere Department. Division chief. Mission chief for Chile, Ecuador, and Panama. • 2011-2013: Research Department, Open Macroeconomics Division. 2010-2011 – Barclays Capital • Managing Director, Head of International Economic Research. Coordinated global forecasts of 30 economists. Edited the flagship Global Economic Weekly. Wrote notes on topics of global relevance. 1996-2010 - International Monetary Fund • 2006-2010: Research Department, Systemic Issues Division. • 2004-2006: Research Department, Exchange Rate Issues Division • 2001-2004: African Department. • 1998-2001: Research Department, World Economic Outlook (WEO) Division • 1997-1998: Middle Eastern Department. • 1996-1997: Research Department, Economic Modeling Division. 1995-1996 University of Konstanz • Research Fellow in international economics under the Human Capital Mobility Program of the European Union. Education • 1996: Ph.D. in International Economics, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland. • 1993-1995: Visiting Fellow, Economics Department, Harvard University. • 1993: M.A in International Economics, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland. • 1990: B.A. in Economics, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy.