Álvaro Leandro, a 2018–19 Eranda Rothschild Foundation Junior Fellow*, was a research analyst at the Peterson Institute for International Economics from August 2017 to August 2019. He worked with Senior Fellow Jeromin Zettelmeyer on macroeconomic issues, notably the European Economic and Monetary Union, economic growth, and financial crises. Previously, Leandro worked as a research assistant at Bruegel, a Brussels-based economics think tank, and at CaixaBank Research, the research department of a Spanish bank.
Leandro earned his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom and his master's degree in economic analysis from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Spain. His master's thesis focused on the effect of interconnectivity in the financial system on systemic risk and regulation.
While at Bruegel, Leandro coauthored a number of publications on the European fiscal framework, the European Central Bank's quantitative easing program, and the European Semester.
*The Peterson Institute is grateful to the Eranda Rothschild Foundation for their support in establishing a junior fellowship program at the Institute that is designed to give men and women who are at an early stage of their careers the opportunity to work in an intellectually challenging, highly collaborative, and policy relevant environment, alongside some of the world’s leading economists. The Eranda Rothschild Foundation Junior Fellowship is awarded annually to outstanding young economists who have demonstrated exceptional talents in and enthusiasm for the study of economic policy.