More Publications

Investing in Public Infrastructure: Roads or Schools?
Macroeconomic Dynamics, forthcoming, 2020.

Paper Slides VoxEU

Building Resilience to Natural Disasters: An Application to Small Developing States
Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 135, pp. 574-586, 2018.


The long-run decoupling of emissions and output: Evidence from the largest emitters
Energy Policy, Vol. 118, pp. 58-68, 2018.


Working Papers

More Publications

Emissions and Growth: Trends and Cycles in a Globalized World
IMF Working Paper No. 17 / 191, 2017.

Paper Slides

Collect More, Spend Better: Public Investment in Asian Frontier Markets
IMF Working Paper No. 17 / 10, 2017.



PhD level (UPenn):

  • Macroeconomic Theory II (Econ 704), TA for Prof. Greenwood and Prof. Ríos-Rull, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
    Lecture Notes (Ríos-Rull section)

  • Econometrics I (Econ 705), TA for Prof. Adusumilli and Prof. Cheng, Fall 2019.

Undergraduate level (UPenn):

  • Econometrics (Econ 104), TA for Prof. Diebold, Fall 2018.

At the IMF (HQ and central banks):

  • Model-based Debt Sutainability Analysis, Kenya, 2016.
    Slides (Theory)
    Slides (Practice)

  • Macro-Fiscal Issues in Natural Resource Management, Tanzania, 2016.

  • Public Investment, Growth, and Debt Sustainability in LICs: A Model-based Approach, Washington D.C., 2016.


  • rmarto AT sas DOT upenn DOT edu
  • Email for appointment
  • The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics (PCPSE),
    Office 546,
    133 South 36th Street,
    Philadelphia, PA 19104