Director, Fiscal Affairs Department
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Degrees in Economics, University of Siena and the London School of Economics. 1981-87, with the Research Department, Monetary and Financial Sector Division, Bank of Italy. Then one year as Head, Economic Research Department, ENI. 1988, joined the International Monetary Fund; various positions with the European Department, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, Policy Development and Review Department, and Fiscal Affairs Department; Deputy Director, European Department and Strategy, Policy and Review Department; has worked on several advanced, emerging market, and low-income countries in the context of surveillance, IMF-supported programmes, and technical assistance, including Albania, Croatia, Hungary, Lebanon, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Italy, and the UK; since 2008, Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, responsible for the development and publication of the Fiscal Monitor. Author of several papers on fiscal and monetary policies and institutions. Editor of books on inflation, monetary policy and exchange rates.