Alessandro Rebucci

Alessandro Rebucci

Professor, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, Real Estate Program

Alessandro Rebucci is a full-time faculty at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School since August 2013 where is an Assistant Professor in the research track. He holds a joint appointment with the Economics department of the JHU Krieger School of Art and Science. He is also a non-resident faculty of the Beijing School of Foreign Studies (BSFU) School of International Business; a research fellow of the Center for Applied Financial Economics at the University of Southern California (USC); a Fellow of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network; and a member of the IMF Advisory committee on housing and housing finance issues.

His current research compares boom-bust cycles in house prices in emerging and advanced economies using new historical data. Another area of focus of his research is the theory and the measurement of macro-prudential policies, with particular attention to controls on capital flows. A last area of focus is the mapping of the Chinese Flow of Funds and the study of the transmission mechanism of monetary policy in China, including international spillovers.

Before joining Carey, Alessandro had a distinguished career as economist and researcher at the International Monetary Fund and the Inter-American Development Bank. Most recently, he was a Principal Research Economist in the Research Department of the IDB. In that position he advised IDB senior officials on international macroeconomic and financial policy issues; contributed to the dialogue with the policy markets of the region, including the IDB-G20 initiative, and to the IDB annual macroeconomic report. Alessandro also reviewed macroeconomic sustainability assessments in borrowing countries and was a member of the Senior Advisory Committee of the IDB Chief Economist on such assessments. He led IDB-supported research on monetary and macro-prudential policies, on the impact of China on Latin America and the world economy, on the global imbalances, and debt sustainability in the Caribbean countries. In this position, he also conducted independent academic research for publication in refereed journals on international finance and macroeconomic issues.

In 2010 he acted as Chief Economist (ad interim) for the Caribbean Countries of the IDB and led (with Arturo Galindo) a grant-supported research project on housing finance for the 2011 edition of the IDB annual flagship research publication (Developments in the Americas—DIA). He was the lead reviewer for Ecuador in 2008-2009 and he represented the IDB at the IIF PCG meetings in 2008-2011.

Before joining the IDB, Alessandro was a Senior Economist in the World Economic Studies (WEO) Division and an Economist in the Modeling Division of the IMF Research Department, an Economist in the Stand-by Operation Division of the IMF Policy and Development and Review Department. During his IMF tenure he authored several studies on monetary policy, global external imbalances, and other international finance issues, publishing both refereed articles and policy and country reports, including three World Economic Outlook chapters and several country reports. He co-edited a book on IMF programs and co-organized a research conference on International Macro-Finance, co-editing the special issue of the Journal of International Economics. He was a lead reviewer for Brazil and Uruguay during the 2002 crises and he participated in numerous IMF missions including program, surveillance and technical assistance.

Alessandro holds a PhD in economics from the University of London (2002), a MSc in economics (1994) and a “Laurea” in economics and social sciences from Bocconi University (1993). He was nominated “Class of 2005 Young Leader” by Council for the United States and Italy.


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