Rui C. Mano is a deputy division chief in the IMF’s Research Department. He previously worked in the Research, Asia Pacific, Strategy, Policy and Review, and Western Hemisphere Departments. He contributed to the Fund's framework on external sector assessments, was a desk or SPR economist in several country teams (Unites States, Grenada, China, Hong Kong SAR, Mongolia, Korea, the Philippines, DRC and Jamaica), and participated in the formulation and review of Fund-wide policies (notably the Integrated Policy Framework and Comprehensive Surveillance Review). He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago. His research interests are exchange rate risk, foreign exchange intervention, monetary policy, and cross-border spillovers, among others.