I am Professor of Finance and Economics at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, holding a joint appointment in the Economics Department of the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Art and Science.
I am an NBER Faculty Research Fellow (IFM Program), a CEPR Research Fellow (IMF Programme), and an ABFER Fellow. I am also Research Fellow of the Center for Urban & Real Estate Management and Globalization of Real Estate (University of Zurich) and the Centre for Applied Financial Economics (University of Southern California).
Previously, I held research and policy positions at the International Monetary Fund (Economist and Senior Economist: 1998-2008) and the Inter-American Development Bank (Lead Economist and Principal Economist: 2008-2013).
Research Interests: International Finance and Macroeconomics
Appointed Research Fellow, Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER).
Optimal Policy for Macro-Financial Stability (with G. Benigno, H. Chen, C. Otrok, and E. R. Young), Conditionally Accepted, AEAJ: Macroeconomics.
Estimating Models of Financial Crises: An Endogenous Regime Switching Approach (with G. Benigno, A. Foerster, and C. Otrok), Quantitative Economics, revise and resubmit.
COVID-19 Stay-Home Orders: Direct and Spillover Effects from Staggered U.S. County Adoption (with V. Elenev, L. Quintero, and E. Simeonova), Management Science, reject and resubmit.