Maria Soledad Martinez Peria

Assistant Director, Macro-Financial Division, IMF Research Department at International Monetary Fund

Maria Soledad (Sole) Martinez Peria is Assistant Director in the Research Department of the IMF. Sole manages a team of economists responsible for conducting research and policy work on macroeconomic and financial issues critical to Fund surveillance activities, with a focus on macro-financial linkages, financial flows, and financial systems. Sole's published research addresses questions related to financial crises, market discipline, foreign bank participation, bank regulation, SME financing, financial inclusion, and remittances. Prior to joining the Fund, Sole worked at the World Bank, the Brookings Institution, the Central Bank of Argentina, and the Federal Reserve Board. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA from Stanford University.