- Toan Nguyen, Benedict Clements, and Rina Bhattacharya
- Published Date:
- March 2006
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Benedict Clements is an Advisor in the Western Hemisphere Department at the IMF. He has published widely on a range of macroeconomic and fiscal issues. He is coeditor (with Sanjeev Gupta and Gabriela Inchauste) of Helping Countries Develop: The Role of Fiscal Policy. Before joining the IMF, he was an Associate Professor of Economics at Providence College. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Notre Dame.
Rina Bhattacharya is an economist in the IMF’s African Department. She has written papers on a wide range of issues and published in journals such as Journal of Development Economics and Applied Economics. She has also worked at the University of Sussex in England, the U.K. Treasury, and the Bank of England. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Cambridge University, an M.Sc. in Development Economics from Oxford University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University.
Toan Quoc Nguyen is an economist at the Asian Development Bank. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Finance from Edith Cowan University in Australia, an M.A. in Economics of Development from the National University of Vietnam, and a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University. He was an intern in the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department in the summer of 2002 when work was initiated on this paper.