1978, BA, Florida International University (honours); 1980, MA, 1981, MPhil and 1988, PhD, Columbia University. Chief Economist and Vice-President, Bear Stearns; Senior Policy Adviser and Deputy Director, International Monetary Fund; Professor and Director, Center for International Economics, University of Maryland; Dennis Weatherstone Chair, Peterson Institute for International Economics. Member: National Bureau of Economic Research, Centre for Economic Policy; Council on Foreign Relations. Federal Reserve Bank of New York Advisory Panel, honorary member, Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association. Author on topics in international finance and macroeconomics. Co-Author of “This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly” and “Assessing Financial Vulnerability: An Early Warning System for Emerging Markets”. Recipient in 2018 of the King Juan Carlos Prize in Economics.