Division Chief at International Monetary Fund

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Who is

Current activity

Division Chief, Western III Division, and Ghana Mission Chief African Department, International Monetary Fund

Past activities 

  • IMF, African Department (AFR)
  • IMF, Middle-East and Central Asia Department (MCD)
  • IMF, Policy Development and Review Department (PDR)
  • IMF, Executive Board - Advisor to Italian Executive Director
  • Fiat Group - Senior Economist
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - Consultant/Intern in the Chief Economist Office
  • Università Bocconi - Teaching Assistant


  • IMF macroeconomic adjustment programs


    Natural resource-rich economies and energy subsidy reform

  • Low-income and fragile state countries

  • Macroeconomic vulnerabilities and risk management

  • Human resources

Selected publications

Fair Taxation in the Middle East and North Africa, with Mario Mansour, Pritha Mitra, and Andrew Jewell, IMF Staff Discussion Note, 2015.
Subsidy Reform in the Middle East and North Africa – Recent Progress and Challenges Ahead, with Randa Sab, Younes Zouhar, and Giorgia Albertin, MCD Departmental Paper, 2014.
Energy Subsidy Reform – Lessons and Implications, edited by B. Clements, D. Coady, S. Fabrizio, S. Gupta, T. Alleyne, and C. Sdralevich, International Monetary Fund, 2013.
“Serbia and Montenegro: Export Performance and External Competitiveness”, Selected Issues Paper for the 2004 Article IV Consultation for Serbia-Montenegro.
“The Foreign Currency Parallel Market in Burundi”, Selected Issues Paper for the 2003 Article IV Consultation for Burundi.
“The new approach to sovereign debt restructuring: setting the incentives right”, with Biagio Bossone, IMF Policy Discussion Paper 02/4, International Monetary Fund.
“Banks and governance in transition economies”, in “Property, control and corporate governance of banks”, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Quarterly Review Special Issue, March 1997.
“Commercial infrastructure: pressures and potential”, Chapter 4 of 1996 Transition Report, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (with Steven Fries).


Country Reports curated

IMF (2020): Ghana - Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility

IMF (2019): Ghana - 2019 Article IV

IMF (2016a): Liberia - Fifth and Sixth Reviews under the Extended Credit Arrangement

IMF (2016b): Liberia - 2016 Article IV Consultation

IMF (2015): Liberia - Fourth Review under Extended Credit Facility

IMF (2015b): Iraq - 2015 Article IV Consultation and Rapid Financing Instrument 

IMF (2013): Iraq - 2013 Article IV Consultation

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