Fluent In: Spanish.
PhD. Economics, London School of Economics
MSc. Economics, London School of Economics
B.A. (First Class Honours), Churchill College, Cambridge University
International Monetary Fund, Research Department: Senior Economist (World Economic Studies division which produces the semi-annual World Economic Outlook), Dec. 2008-July 2010.
International Monetary Fund, Western Hemisphere Department: Economist in the North American Division working on the United States and Canada (Jan. 2006 - Dec. 2008), and desk economist on Bolivia (October 2003 - Dec. 2005).
International Monetary Fund, Economist Program: Western Hemisphere and Fiscal Affairs Departments(October 2001-September 2003).
Bank of England: Economist in the Monetary Assessment and Strategy Division of Monetary
Analysis (November 2000-September 2001).
Bank of Spain: Post Doctoral Research Fellow (October 1999-September 2000).
International Monetary Fund, Asia Pacific Department: Resident Representative based in Singapore, Aug. 2010-
IMF Books and Working Papers:
The Elusive Quest for Inclusive Growth: Growth, Poverty, and Inequality in Asia, Working Paper No. 13/152, June 26, 2013
Surging Capital Flows to Emerging Asia: Facts, Impacts, and Responses, Working Paper No. 12/130, May 01, 2012
What’s the Damage? Medium-term Output Dynamics After Banking Crises, Working Paper No. 09/245, November 01, 2009
The Transmission of Financial Stress from Advanced to Emerging Economies, Working Paper No. 09/133, June 01, 2009
Canadian Firm and Job Dynamics, Working Paper No. 08/31, February 01, 2008
Globalization, Gluts, Innovation or Irrationality: What Explains the Easy Financing of the U.S. Current Account Deficit?, Working Paper No. 07/160, July 01, 2007
U.S. Inflation Dynamics: What Drives Them Over Different Frequencies?, Working Paper No. 06/159, June 01, 2006
U.S. Dollar Risk Premiums and Capital Flows, Working Paper No. 06/160, June 01, 2006
Other Published Materials
Asia's Quest for Inclusive Growth (with Chad Steinberg and Murtaza Syed), Chapter 3, Fall 2011 Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific.
Capital Flows to Asia: Comparison with Previous Experience and Monetary Policy Options (with Sonali Jain-Chandra, Sylwia Nowak, Sanjaya Panth, Filiz Unsal, Yiqun wu), Chapter 2, Spring 2011 Regional Economic Outlook:Asia and Pacific.
Unemployment Dynamics During Recessions and Recoveries: Okun's Law and Beyond (with M. Das and P. Kannan), Chapter 3, World Economic Outlook, Spring 2010.
What's the Damage? Medium-Term Output Dynamics after Financial Crises (with A. Abiad, Daniel Leigh, Petya Koeva Brooks, and Irina Tytell), Chapter 4, World Economic Outlook, October 2009.
How Linkages Fuel the Fire: The Transmission of Financial Stress from Advanced to Emerging Economies (with Stephan Danninger, Selim Elekdag, and Irina Tytell), Chapter 4, World Economic Outlook, April 2009.
Publications in Journals (Refereed)
The transmission of financial stress from advanced to emerging economies (with Stephan Danninger, Selim Elekdag, and Irina Tytell), May-June 2011, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, 47, 40-68.
Asset price based estimates of sterling exchange rate risk premia (with Jan Groen), Journal of International Money and Finance, 2006.
Unemployment Dynamics across OECD Countries (with Claudio Michelacci), European Economic Review, 2001.
Rhyme or Reason: What Explains the Easy Financing of the U.S. Current Account Deficit? (with Tamim Bayoumi and Volodymyr Tulin), June 2009, IMF Staff Papers, Volume 56, No. 2.
Other Published Materials
Understanding UK Inflation: The Role of Openness (with David Lopez Salido), Bank of England working paper, 2002.
The Interaction of Firing Costs and On-The-Job Search: An Application of a Search Theoretic Model to the Spanish Labour Market, Bank of Spain working paper, 2001.