Valentina Bruno is Associate Professor of Finance and Kogod Research Professor at American University, Kogod School of Business. She holds a Master in Finance and Economics and a Ph.D. in Finance from the London School of Economics. Before joining American University, she worked at the World Bank in the Financial Sector Strategy and Policy Group and in the International Finance Team. Professor Bruno is Research Fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). She has studied topics at the intersection of macroeconomics and finance: global liquidity, capital flows, macroprudential policies, and foreign banks. Her recent work has focused on the role of the US dollar in the transmission of global financial conditions. Her research has been published in the Review of Economic Studies, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Monetary Economics, and Management Science.