Leonardo Martinez, a national of Argentina, is a senior economist at the IMF Institute for Capacity Development, where he teaches courses on financial programming and fiscal, monetary, and exchange rate policy, and provides technical assistance on public debt projections. Leonardo first studied economics at the Universidad Nacional de Tucumán and holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Rochester. Before joining the IMF, he worked at the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. At the IMF, he also worked at the Macro Financial Division of the Research Department and participated in missions with the Western Hemisphere and Fiscal Affairs departments. His research focuses on sovereign risk, sovereign debt management, fiscal rules, international reserves, mortgage markets, and political economics. His research has been published in journals such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the International Economic Review, the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Economic Theory, the Review of Economic Dynamics, Economics & Politics, the B.E Journal of Theoretical Economics, the International Economic Journal, and Economic Quarterly.