Andrea Pescatori is an Economist at the Western Hemisphere Department of the IMF. His research interests fall in the field of monetary and fiscal policy, and commodity prices. He has publications in the Journal of Money Credit and Banking, the IMF Staff Papers, the Economic Journal and the Journal of European Economic Association. Prior to joining the IMF, he was fellow of the Ente Einaudi (Bank of Italy) and Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and visiting economist at the division of International Finance at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He has a Ph.D. in economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain).