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Valentina Bruno is Professor of Finance and Kogod Faculty Excellence Fellow in Finance at American University, Kogod School of Business. She holds a Master in Finance and Economics and a Ph.D. in Finance from the London School of Economics.

Before joining American University, she worked at the World Bank in the Financial Sector Strategy and Policy Group and in the International Finance Team. Professor Bruno is Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Faculty Research Member at the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), and Associate Editor at the Journal of Banking and Finance. She has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Board and Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Fellow in International Economics.

Professor Bruno studies topics at the intersection of macroeconomics and finance and opened new lines of inquiry into how global financial markets interact with the real economy. Her recent work focuses on the role of the US dollar in the transmission of global financial conditions.

Professor Bruno’s scholarship has been widely cited in the media and within policy circles, combining economic theory and empirical evidence to inform policy making and regulatory work. Amongst others, Professor Bruno’s work has appeared in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and in the cover page of the Economist. Her research has been published in several leading academic journals such as the Review of Economic Studies and the Review of Financial Studies.

Research Interests

International Finance; Macro-Finance; Global Liquidity; Banking; Corporate Governance

Working Papers

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