Fabio Verona works as a Senior Research Economist at the Monetary Policy and Research Department, in the Research Unit. He is a macroeconomist with research interests in informational and financial frictions in the context of DSGE models. He was a “Robert Solow” post-doc fellow at the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability (IMFS, Goethe University Frankfurt) under the guidance of Professor Volker Wieland. After being a visiting PhD student at Columbia University for the academic year 2009–2010, he obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Porto in May 2011. In his dissertation he analyzed the role of distortions in investment financing in the transmission of monetary policy, as well as the role of information costs in shaping investment and business cycle dynamics.