Omar Barbiero is a PhD candidate in Economics at Harvard University. His research interests are in macroecoNomics, international trade, and finance. His current work involves the empirical and theoretical estimation of macroecoNomic effects of fiscal policies such as historical austerity measures or the recent proposition of a Border Adjustment tax by the Republican party. He is also studying the liquidity implications of exporting French firms who decide to accept different currencies as payment for their goods. He has a bachelor degree in statistics from the University of Padua and a master in ecoNomics from Bocconi University. Prior to his doctoral studies, Omar has worked for one year with the Organization for EcoNomic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris.