Macroeconomist with expertise in monetary and exchange rate policies, financial stability, macro-prudential analysis, monetary and public financial management. Currently Chief of the Financial Institutions Division in the IMF's Statistics Department. Previously, held positions in the African Department, the Monetary and Exchange Affairs Department, the Monetary and Financial Systems Department, and the Office of the Managing Director. Represented the IMF at the Financial Stability Forum Secretariat (the precursor of the Financial Stability Board) in Basel, Switzerland, during 2002-2004. Research interests include: policy responses to financial crises; cross-border large and complex financial institutions; offshore financial centers; Islamic Banking and Finance; international trade.
Fluent In: French, Italian.
IMF Books and Working Papers:
Changing Patterns of Global Trade, Departmental Paper No. 12/1, January 09, 2012
Assessing Systemic Trade Interconnectedness - An Empirical Approach, Working Paper No. 11/214, September 01, 2011
Large and Complex Financial Institutions: Challenges and Policy Responses - Lessons from Sweden, Policy Discussion Paper No. 03/1, March 01, 2003
Islamic Financial Institutions and Products in the Global Financial System: Key Issues in Risk Management and Challenges Ahead, Working Paper No. 02/192, November 01, 2002
Offshore Banking-An Analysis of Micro- and Macro-Prudential Issues, Working Paper No. 99/5, January 01, 1999
Islamic Banking - Issues in Prudential Regulations and Supervision, Working Paper No. 98/30, March 01, 1998
Regional Integration in Eastern and Southern Africa: The Cross-Border Initiative and its Fiscal Implications, Working Paper No. 95/23, February 01, 1995
"Islamic Banking: issues in Prudential Regulation and Supervision" (with M. Farahbaksh), Review of Islamic Economics, No. 10, 1442 H (March 2002), pages 5-41.
"Neutralita' dell'imposta, problemi finanziari dell'impresa e sistemi fiscali complessi: l'approccio generale del modello di Sinn" International Review of Economics and Business, Volume XXXIX, No. 4, pages 341-365, April 1992