Mariarosaria Comunale is currently an Economist at the International Monetary Fund, Research Department (RESDM division), formerly Principal Research Economist at the Bank of Lithuania, Assistant Professor/Junior Researcher at Vilnius University and Research Associate at the CAMA. She holds a Ph.D. in Money and Finance from the University of Rome Tor Vergata. She spent visiting periods as PhD student/researcher at the EU Commission, University of Cambridge, Trinity College Dublin, ECB, De Nederlandsche Bank and the OeNB. She was also ESCB-IO Economist at the ECB and published her works in the Journal of International Money and Finance, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, among others.