Back Matter

Back Matter

Editor(s):
Ke-young Chu, and Richard Hemming
Published Date:
September 1991
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    Biographical Sketches

    Ehtisham Ahmad, a Pakistan national, is a senior economist in the Government Expenditure Analysis Division of the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department. Prior to joining the IMF, he was a senior economist with the World Development Report ’90 in the World Bank and Director of the Development Economics Research Program - London School of Economics, and Deputy Director, Development Economics Research Center, Warwick. Mr. Ahmad holds degrees from Cambridge, Punjab, and Sussex universities. He has published extensively in development and public finance.

    Ke-young Chu, a Korean, is Chief of the Government Expenditure Analysis Division of the Fiscal Affairs Department. Before joining the Fiscal Affairs Department, he was in the IMF’s Research Department. Mr. Chu received a doctorate in economics from Columbia University and has published in fiscal policy issues in developing countries and world primary commodity markets.

    Jack Diamond, a U.K. national, is a senior economist in the Budget Expenditure and Control Division of the Fiscal Affairs Department. Mr. Diamond received a doctorate in economics from the University of York, has lectured on economics, and has published in public finance and development economics.

    Peter Heller, a U.S. national, is Assistant Director and Chief of the East Africa I Division in the IMF’s African Department and was Chief of the Government Expenditure Analysis Division of the Fiscal Affairs Department. Before joining the IMF, he was Assistant Professor of economics at the University of Michigan. Mr. Heller holds degrees from Harvard University and Trinity College and has published in government expenditure policy, economics of operations and maintenance, and economics of health care in developing countries.

    Richard Hemming, a U.K. national, is Deputy Chief of the Government Expenditure Analysis Division of the Fiscal Affairs Department. Prior to joining the IMF, he was a university lecturer, a senior research officer at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London, and an administrator at the OECD in Paris. Mr. Hemming holds degrees from the Universities of Sussex and Stirling and has published in taxation, social expenditure, poverty, and privatization.

    Daniel Hewitt, a U.S. national, is an economist in the Government Expenditure Analysis Division of the Fiscal Affairs Department. He received a doctorate from Columbia University and has published in fiscal federalism and analysis of government expenditure.

    Robert Holzmann, an Austrian, is an associate professor at the Economics Department of the University of Vienna and Director of the Ludwig-Boltzmann Institute for Economic Policy Analysis in Vienna, as well as a consultant for the IMF, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the World Bank, the International Labor Organization, and the ISSA. Mr. Holzmann was a senior economist in the Government Expenditure Analysis Division of the Fiscal Affairs Department when he prepared his contribution to the Handbook. Prior to joining the IMF, he was a principal administrator at the OECD in Paris. Mr. Holzmann studied economics at the Universities of Graz, Grenoble, and Bristol and received a doctorate in economics from the University of Vienna. He has published in various areas of public finance, in particular on social security, expenditure and tax policy, and most recently on economic policy issues of economies in transition.

    Kalpana Kochhar, an Indian national, is an economist in the Asian Department. She was an economist in the Government Expenditure Analysis Division of the Fiscal Affairs Department when she prepared her contribution to the Handbook. Ms. Kochhar has a doctorate in economics from Brown University and has published in the areas of fiscal policy and growth.

    Claire Liuksila, a U.K. national, is a senior economist in the Fiscal Review Division of the Fiscal Affairs Department, She was in the IMF’s European Department before joining the Fiscal Affairs Department. Mrs. Liuksila has a doctorate in economics from Cambridge University and has published in labor economics and agricultural pricing policy, as well as on poverty issues.

    Henri Lorie, a Belgian, is Deputy Chief of the Fiscal Review Division of the Fiscal Affairs Department. Before joining the IMF, he held academic positions in the United States and the United Kingdom, including at the University of Pennsylvania and the London School of Economics. He holds a Masters degree in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) and a Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University and has published in macroeconomic and monetary theory, fiscal policy, and international economics.

    G.A. Mackenzie, a Canadian, is Deputy Chief of the Special Fiscal Studies Division of the Fiscal Affairs Department and was a senior economist in the Government Expenditure Analysis Division. He was formerly an economic analyst with the Canadian Department of Finance. Mr. Mackenzie holds degrees from Dalhousie University in Canada and Oxford University and has published on fiscal policy of oil-exporting countries, taxes and economic growth, indicators of the stance of fiscal policy, and social security issues in Latin America.

    Kenneth Miranda, a U.S. citizen, is an economist in the Government Expenditure Analysis Division of the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department and was an economist in the African and Asian departments before joining the Fiscal Affairs Department. Mr. Miranda received his doctorate from the University of Chicago.

    Jerald Schiff, a U.S. national, is an economist in the Government Expenditure Analysis Division of the Fiscal Affairs Department. Prior to joining the IMF, Mr. Schiff was an assistant professor of economics at Tulane University and financial economist with the U.S. Department of Treasury. He received a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin and has published in the areas of tax and expenditure policy and nongovernmental organizations.

    Christian Schiller, a German national, is the IMF’s resident representative in Madagascar. Formerly with the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department, he has published on government expenditure and the crowding-out effect and on the fiscal consequences of privatization.

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