I am an Economist of the IMF Research Department’s Macro-Financial Division and member of the Money & Finance Research (MoFiR). My research focuses on financial intermediation, banking, development finance, and sovereign debt. I am associate editor of Economia (LACEA) and I will join the editorial board of the Journal of Financial Stability

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Call for paper of the 8th MoFiR workshop on banking (Chicago, June 10-11, 2019) is out. The deadline is January 11, 2019

Financial Access Under the Microscope (with S. Agarwal, T. Kigabo, C. Minoiu and A. Silva), October 2018

Borrowing costs and the role of multilateral development banks: Evidence from cross-border bank syndicated lending (with D. Gurara and M. Sarmiento), October 2018

Mobilization effects of multilateral development banks (with C. Broccolini, G. Lotti, A. Maffioli and R. Stucchi), December 2018

Local Sourcing in Developing Countries: The Role of Foreign Direct Investments and Global Value Chains (with V. Amendolagine, R. Rabellotti, M. Sanfilippo), World Development, 113: 73-88

Some misconceptions about public investment efficiency and growth (with A. Berg, E. Buffie, C. Pattillo, R. Portillo, and F. Zanna), Economica, forthcoming

Lost and found: Market access and public debt dynamics (with A. Bassanetti and C. Cottarelli), Oxford Economic Papers, forthcoming

Commodity prices and bank lending (with I. Agarwal ad R. Duttagupta), new draft, November 2018

Financial Development and Monetary Policy: Loan Applications, Rates, and Real Effects (with C. Abuka, R. Alinda, C. Minoiu and J.L. Peydro), revision requested, Journal of Development Economics