Curriculum Vitae


Since 7/2021: Economist, Research Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

8/2015-7/2021: Economist, Bank for International Settlements (Monetary and Economic Department and Markets Committee)

Fields of Specialization

International Trade and Finance
Monetary Policy


Columbia University, New York

2012 - 2015

Ph.D. Economics

Columbia University, New York

2011 - 2012

M.Phil. Economics

Columbia University, New York

2009 - 2011

M.A. Economics

Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi

2007 - 2009

M.S. Quantitative Economics

St. Stephen’s College, Delhi

2004 - 2007

B.S. Physics

Temporary/Part Time Positions

Asian Development Bank, Manila.

June – July 2015

Visiting Scholar (consultant)

Columbia Business School

2012 – 2015

Research Assistant for Prof. Shang-Jin Wei

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

June – August 2014

Doctoral intern

Government of India

Summer 2008

Planning Commission

Indian Institute of Science

Summer 2005, 2006

Young Science Fellowship


Published and advanced working papers


Work in Progress


    • High Public Debts: Are Shocks or Discretionary Fiscal Policy to Blame?  (with Adrian Peralta-Alva)
    • Original sin redux, hedging costs and the migration of currency mismatches” (with Mai Dao, Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas and Lorena Keller)
    • Trade Barriers and Exchange Rates ( with Rudolfs Bems and Han Sun)
    • Monetary Transmission in Emerging Markets: a High Frequency Approach (with Yavuz Arslan and Fatih Altunok)
    • Global Value Chains and Multinational Activity (with Shang-Jin Wei)
    • Global Value Chains: trends and drivers over the last five decades (with Raphael Auer, Burcu Erik and Taejin Park)

Other Publications (including in policy journals)

    • « Trade credit, trade finance and the Covid-19 crisis (with Frederic Boissay and Hyun Song Shin), BIS Bulletin 24, July 2020.
    • “Offshore markets drive trading of emerging market currencies” (with Dora Xia), BIS Quarterly Review, December 2019.
    • “Does the financial channel of exchange rates offset the trade channel?” (with Jonathan Kearns),BIS Quarterly Review, December 2016.
    • “FX interventions: goals, strategies and tactics” (with Paolo Cavallino), BIS papers 104, 2019
    • “Globalization and deglobalisation in emerging market economies: facts and trends” (with Yavuz Arslan, Juan Contreras and Chang Shu), BIS papers 100
    • “How has globalization affected emerging market economies” (with Yavuz Arslan, Juan Contreras and Chang Shu)BIS papers 100
    • “Dollar invoicing, exchange rates and international trade” (with David Cook), BIS papers 96
    • Macroprudential frameworks: Cross-border issues”, BIS papers 94
    • Macroprudential frameworks: Communication”,BIS papers  94
    • Measuring inflation” (with Agustin Villar), BIS papers 89

Invited Seminars, Conference Presentations and Discussions

American Economic Association Annual meetings, Asia Bureau of Finance and Economics Research (Singapore), Asia School of Business, Asian Development Bank(Manila), Asian Development Bank Institute (Tokyo), Banque de France, Bank of England, Bank of Italy, Bank of Korea, Bank of Lithuania, Canadian Economic Association, Croatian National Bank, Czech National Bank, Delhi School of Economics, ESCP Business School (Paris), European Central Bank, European Investment Bank, European Stability Mechanism, European University Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston,Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Harvard Kennedy School, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research, Indian School of Business, Indian Statistical Institute, IMF, OECD, Ozyegin University, Reserve Bank of India, Science Po Paris, State University of New York at Binghamton, University of International Business and Economics, University of Neuchâtel, Vanderbilt University.

Select Media Coverage and Mentions

The Economist, Economic Times, Financial Times, Project Syndicate, Wall Street Journal, Business Standard.

Referee Experience

Journal of International Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, European Economic Review, Review of International Economics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Indian Growth and Development Review, Eurasian Economic Review.

Teaching Assistantships (Columbia University)

  • Graduate: Econometrics I (Ph.D. level): Fall 2011; Macroeconomics: Summer 2011, 2012, 2013.

  • Undergraduate: Financial Economics: Fall 2012, Spring 2014; The American Economy: Spring 2013, Fall 2013; Principles of Economics: Spring 2012; Economics of Uncertainty and Information: Spring 2011; Game Theory: Fall 2010.
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