chief of Slovenia, Italy, Russia, Turkey and Brazil, Antonio is returning to the Research Department.
CHRISTINA : Antonio, you have had a very interesting career at the Fund with incredibly broad research and publications, from the economicsofeducationtopopulism and, of course, trade. Before hearing more on this, let me ask you, have you always wanted to be an economist?
ANTONIO : Actually, since high school, I have been very interested in linguistics. In my free time I often read books on linguistics, most recently on the theory of syntax – an abstruse
It has been two years since the trade tensions erupted and not only captured policymakers’ but also the research community’s attention. Research has quickly zoomed in on understanding trade war rhetoric, tariff implementation, and economic impacts. The first article in the December 2019 issue sheds light on the consequences of the recent trade barriers.