Luciana Juvenal is a Senior Economist in the Research Department. She joined the IMF in 2012 and has also worked at the European Department and at the Institute for Capacity Development. Before joining the IMF, she worked for in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Her research interests are centered around open economy macroeconomics with an emphasis on exchange rates, trade, global imbalances, and commodity price fluctuations. Her research work has been published in several academic journals.