I'm a macroeconomist and writer-at-large. I am currently a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and a Professor at SAIS | Johns Hopkins University. Previously, I was a Director at the Institute for Economic Policy Studies (IEPE | Casa das Garças), a prestigious think tank based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I also worked at the International Monetary Fund, and hold a Phd in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. I have written many books on the Brazilian economy over the years, and have also published over 400 Op-eds in the Brazilian and international press. In 2016, I published "Como Matar a Borboleta-Azul: Uma Crônica da Era Dilma", a detailed account of the destruction during the Dilma administration. The book became a Brazilian non-fiction best-seller.