Filippo Brutti is lecturer at the Study Center Gerzensee. He holds a Post-Doc position at the Institute for Empirical Research in Economics, University of Zurich and received his Ph.D. at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Prior to his graduate studies, he obtained a B.A. in economics from Bocconi University. He also spent a semester at the European Central Bank, where his main task was the analysis of global current account unbalances. His research focuses on international macroeconomics and trade, with major interest in the analysis of sovereign defaults and liquidity crises in emerging markets and of cross-country growth volatility differences.