Álvaro Leandro has been a research analyst at the Peterson Institute for International Economics since August 2017. He works 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.