Luis Catão

Senior Economist, Research Department, IMF

Luis AV Catão is a Senior Economist in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund. His research spans international finance and open economy macroeconomics, with particular emphasis on business cycles, monetary and exchange rate policy, and sovereign risk. He holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering as well as a BA in Economics (with honors) from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge. He has published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Development Economics, and other specialised journals. His work has received press coverage by The Economist, Dow Jones News, The Washington Post, The Herald Tribune, Valor Econômico, and Exame.

Dr Catão’s previous appointments include a Senior Economist position in the Office of the Chief Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank, an Associate Professorship at the University of London, and a Research Fellowship in the Latin American Institute of the same University. He is a national of Brazil and Portugal, and currently lives in Washington DC.

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