Juan Solé is Principal Economist in the Financial Sector and Market Analysis division at the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), which he joined in December 2022. Before this role, he headed the IMF’s Office in London, responsible for macro-financial surveillance and market intelligence gathering across Europe. Mr Solé was also responsible for running the IMF’s U.S. macroeconomic forecasts during 2013-2015. Between 2010 and 2013, he was a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Secretariat, focusing on financial stability analysis and regulation. He joined the IMF in 2003 and has participated in numerous FSAPs, Article IV, and program missions in advanced and emerging economies. Before joining the Fund, he worked in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (1999-2002) and taught at the University of Minnesota (2002-2003).
Mr Solé holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Minnesota, and an M.Sc. in Economics and Finance from CEMFI. He also completed a B.A. in Economics and Business at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.