Alessandro Rebucci is a Senior Research Economist in the IDB Research Department, working on macroeconomic stabilization policies in the Latin American and Caribbean region. His current research interests include monetary policy, housing finance and international finance. Previously, he was a Senior Economist in the World Economic Studies Division of the International Monetary Fund Research Department. Other positions at the IMF included economist in the Modeling Division of the Research Department and the Stand-by Operation Division of the Policy and Development and Review Department. During his 10-year tenure at the IMF, Mr. Rebucci wrote extensively on monetary policy, global external imbalances, and other international finance issues, publishing refereed articles, policy reports and shorter journalistic pieces. He participated in numerous IMF program and surveillance missions and contributed to country and policy reports. He was a visiting scholar in the Economics Department of Boston College (US) and the Research Department of the central bank of Brazil. Mr. Rebucci holds a PhD in economics from the University of London (UK) and a MSc in economics from Bocconi University (Italy).