• I am Lead Economist at the World Bank’s Development Research Group. 
  • My research area is international finance and international financial markets and institutions. In particular, I work on capital flows, emerging markets finance, financial globalization, financial crises and contagion, financial development, financial crises, and institutional investors.
  • I obtained my Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997, when I joined the World Bank's Young Economist and Young Professionals Programs. 
  • I teach financial development at Columbia University.
  • I am a member of the Money and Finance Research (Mo.Fi.R) group and Treasurer of LACEA, the Latin America and Caribbean Economic Association, since 2004. 
  • I have visited the Bank for International Settlements, the Central Bank of Chile, CREI at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, the Dutch Central Bank, and the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.
  • I taught at the Department of Economics of University of Maryland (1999-2003), worked at the International Monetary Fund Research Department (2004-2005), was Associate Editor of the Journal of Development Economics (2001-2004), and have participated in several other editorial boards.
  • In earlier years, I worked at the Argentine Central Bank, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC, and the Inter-American Development Bank Research Department.