Monica de Bolle

Monica de Bolle

Director, Latin American Studies Program and Emerging Markets Specialization
Latin American Studies

Expertise

Regions
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Latin America
  • Mexico
Topics
  • Capital Markets
  • Emerging Markets
  • Financial Crises
  • Financial Regulation
  • Foreign Exchange Policy
  • Macroeconomics
  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy
  • Trade and Inequality
Languages
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Background and Education

Monica de Bolle has served as a Practitioner in Residence of International Economics and Emerging Markets at Johns Hopkins SAIS since 2016 and was previously a member of the adjunct faculty. She is also a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Named as "Honored Economist" in 2014 by the Order of Brazilian Economists for her contributions to the Brazilian policy debate, de Bolle focuses on macroeconomics, foreign exchange policy, monetary and fiscal policy, trade and inequality, financial regulation, and capital markets. Previously she was a director of the Institute for Economic Policy Research (IEPE/Casa das Garças), a prestigious think tank based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She was also an economist at the International Monetary Fund.
 
De Bolle has authored and coauthored a number of books on the global economy and Brazil's policy challenges, including her most recent book How to Kill the Blue Butterfly: A Chronicle of the Dilma Era (2016), which remained on Brazil´s best seller lists for several weeks and was a finalist for Premio Jabuti, a prestigious literature prize. Other publications include: The State of the World Economy to Challenges and Responses: Essays in Honor of Pedro S. Malan (2014), The Future of Brazilian Manufacturing: The Deindustrialization Debate (2013), New Dilemmas in Economic Policy (2011), Financial Regulation Reform in the US: New Global Architecture and the Brazilian Regulatory Context (2009), and How to Respond to the Global Financial Crisis? Economic Policies for Brazil (2009).
 
Her views on Brazil's economy and economic policy have been published widely by the international and Brazilian media. She contributes regularly to major Brazilian newspapers O Globo and O Estado de São Paulo. 
 
De Bolle obtained her BA in economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and holds a PhD in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.


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Fall 2017 
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This course addresses policy issues in emerging markets with a particular focus on financial crises and their implications. Over the last several years, we have witnessed a number of episodes of financial distress often leading to macroeconomic chaos, particularly in emerging markets. Financial fragility and market distress can come in many forms: Currency crises, banking crises, debt crises, or a mix of two or more of these crises. The purpose of this course is to provide students with frameworks and tools for analyzing the causes and consequences of financial fragilities and crises, as well as the policy responses they entail. To this end, the course will mix economic theory, country experiences, and actual policy responses to provide an in-depth understanding of the boom-bust cycles characteristic of emerging market economies. The course will also address the 2008 financial crisis, drawing on aspects that make this particular episode stand out from previous instances of turmoil. Emerging market policy responses to the 2008 crisis, as well as the effects on these countries of unconventional policy stimulus adopted by developed economies will also be discussed.
Spring 2018 
This course add...
This course addresses policy issues in emerging markets with a particular focus on financial crises and their implications. Over the last several years, we have witnessed a number of episodes of financial distress often leading to macroeconomic chaos, particularly in emerging markets. Financial fragility and market distress can come in many forms: Currency crises, banking crises, debt crises, or a mix of two or more of these crises. The purpose of this course is to provide students with frameworks and tools for analyzing the causes and consequences of financial fragilities and crises, as well as the policy responses they entail. To this end, the course will mix economic theory, country experiences, and actual policy responses to provide an in-depth understanding of the boom-bust cycles characteristic of emerging market economies. The course will also address the 2008 financial crisis, drawing on aspects that make this particular episode stand out from previous instances of turmoil. Emerging market policy responses to the 2008 crisis, as well as the effects on these countries of unconventional policy stimulus adopted by developed economies will also be discussed.