She is currently a Director at the International Relations and Economics Directorate of the Bank of Italy. She served as a Senior Adviser to the Executive Director for Italy, Portugal, Greece, Albania, Malta, San Marino and Timor Leste at the World Bank, from 2013 to 2019, and in various positions at the Bank of Italy, Directorate of Economics, Research and Statistics, since 1997. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Universitat Pompeu Fabra. She earned a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University. Her main expertise is in the area of public finance.