I studied Economics at undergraduate level at Bocconi University in Milan, and at graduate level at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (MSc) and at New York University (PhD).
Before joining Oxford university in 2013, I spent seven years in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, first as an Economist and then as a Senior Economist.
At Trinity, I teach first- and second-year Macroeconomics, as well as Quantitative Economics (econometrics) to students enrolled in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and Economics and Management. My tutorials are usually organized groups of three or four students, are based around both essays and exercises.
In the Department of Economics, I teach MPhil students for the Macro-Finance part of the first-year Macroeconomics course, and the International Macroeconomics section of the Advanced Macroeconomics course.
My main research area is Macroeconomics, with special interest in international and monetary aspects. I have worked on policy options in a currency union; the determinants and implications of global imbalances; and the macroeconomic impact of the Fed unconventional policies. My current research focuses on the consequences of the demographic transition for monetary and fiscal policy, and on the interaction of interest rate and macro-prudential policies.