Travelers Fellow Series on Reaching Beyond Academia

Monday, February 14, 2022 | 12-1pm

We welcome you to the second event in our Travelers Fellow Series on Reaching Beyond Academia. During this exciting virtual panel you'll hear from speakers from the IMF, Peterson Institute for International Economics, and T. Rowe Price and learn more about the research conducted at these institutions. 

The purpose of this event is to allow us to learn more about what and how research is being conducted in the private sector, think tanks, and policy organizations. It will be an informal virtual chat in a small group, and you will be able to engage the speakers and ask questions. We hope this session will give you new insights and valuable information.   


Antonio Spilimbergo, Deputy Director in the Research Department, IMF 

Headshot of Antonio Spilimbergo, Deputy Director in the Research Department, IMFAntonio Spilimbergo is Deputy Director of the Research Department at the IMF. He received his undergraduate diploma from Bocconi and his PhD from MIT. Since 1997 he has worked at the IMF where he has been mission chief for Brazil, Italy, Slovenia, Russia, and Turkey. He is a research fellow of CEPR. He is a member of the Research Advisory Board of the Central Bank of Russia. His papers are published in leading academic journals, including AER, Review of Economic Studies, AEJ: Macroeconomics, and JIE. He co-edited the books “Getting Back on Track: Growth, Employment, and Rebalancing in Europe” and “Brazil: Boom, Bust, and the Road to Recovery,” and co-wrote the book “Si vax”.  

Toby Thompson, Portfolio Manager, Global Multi-Asset, T. Rowe Price, accompanied by members of his research team

Headshot of Toby Thompson, Portfolio Manager, Global Multi-Asset, T. Rowe PriceToby Thompson is a portfolio manager in the Multi-Asset Division. He is a co-portfolio manager of the Balanced Fund, Global Allocation Funds, Moderate Allocation Portfolio, Spectrum Funds, ActivePlus® Portfolios, and Managed Volatility Strategies. Toby is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Toby’s investment experience began in 1994, and he has been with T. Rowe Price since 2010, beginning in the retirement plan services group. Prior to this, Toby was employed by I.A.M. as director of investments of the National Pension Fund. He also was a principal with Brown Investment Advisory, where he worked in fixed income research, served as director of open architecture and asset allocation, and was a member of the firm's Strategic Investment Committee. Toby earned a B.S. in business and economics from Towson University and an M.B.A. from Loyola University Maryland. Toby also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designations. Toby is a former chairman of the National Aquarium Foundation in Baltimore. 

Nicolas Véron, Senior Fellow, Bruegel and Peterson Institute for International Economics

Headshot of Nicolas Véron, Senior Fellow, Bruegel and Peterson Institute for International EconomicsNicolas Véron cofounded Bruegel in Brussels in 2002-05, joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington DC in 2009, and is currently employed on equal terms by both organizations as a Senior Fellow. His research is primarily about financial systems and financial services policies, with a main geographical focus on Europe. A graduate of France’s Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines, his earlier experience includes senior positions in the French government and private sector in the 1990s and early 2000s. He is also an independent board member of the global derivatives trade repository arm of DTCC, a financial infrastructure company that operates on a non-profit basis. In September 2012, Bloomberg Markets included Véron in its yearly global “50 Most Influential” list with reference to his early advocacy of European banking union.  

Twitter: @nicolas_veron