Ricardo Reis joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis as a consultant in 2013. He is a professor of economics at Columbia University, and received his B.Sc. degree from the LSE in 1999 and his Ph.D. from Harvard in 2004. He is affiliated with the NBER and the CEPR, and he is also a consultant at the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and Richmond. He is the chief editor of the Journal of Monetary Economics and sits on the editorial boards of the American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Literature, and the Economic Journal. His main area of research is macroeconomics, both theoretical and applied. Some of his past work focused on theories of inattention, models of sticky information, inflation dynamics, price indices, and the study of monetary and fiscal policy. Current work investigates the role of fiscal automatic stabilizers, the financial strength of central banks pursuing unconventional policies, and the effect of inflation on the public debt.