Francesco Columba

Senior Economist, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF

Francesco Columba is a Senior Economist in the North American Division of the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Previously he was a Senior Economist in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the IMF and before that in the Research Department of the Bank of Italy. His research interests are in financial economics, macroeconomics and monetary economics.

His current research is on banking, financial stability and monetary policy issues, especially in North America. He has been a Visiting Scholar at NBER. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Rome, Tor Vergata and an MSc, in Economics from University College London.

CEPR Policy Research


  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey