Thomas Sargent, George Hall, Martin Ellison, Andrew Scott, Harold James, Era Dabla-Norris, Mark De Broeck, Nicolas End, Marina Marinkov, and Vitor Gaspar
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November 2019
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Era Dabla-Norris

Era Dabla-Norris is a Division Chief in the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department. Prior to that, she was Deputy Chief in the IMF’s Strategy, Policy, and Review Department, where she worked on a range of cross-cutting issues of relevance to the IMF’s membership and authored the Managing Director’s Global Policy Agenda. Her research is in the areas of economic development, fiscal policy, and firm-level productivity. Before joining the IMF, she taught at Southern Methodist University. She earned an MA in economics from the Delhi School of Economics and a PhD in economics from the University of Texas at Austin.

Mark De Broeck

Mark De Broeck is a Deputy Division Chief in the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department. He has held various positions at the IMF, including in the Research Department and the European Department. Before joining the IMF, he taught macroeconomics at the University of Leuven in Belgium. He has published on a range of economic issues, including sovereign debt management and historical sovereign debt data. He holds an MA in law from the University of Leuven and a PhD in economics from Harvard University.

Vitor Gaspar

Vitor Gaspar, a Portuguese national, has been Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF since 2014. Prior to joining the IMF, he was a Special Adviser at Banco de Portugal. He served as Minister of State and Finance of Portugal during 2011–13. He also held a number of positions in European institutions. Notably, he was Director-General of Research at the European Central Bank from 1998–2004. Mr. Gaspar holds a PhD and a postdoctoral agregado in economics from Universidade Nova de Lisboa; he graduated from Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

George Hall

George Hall is the Fred C. Hecht Professor in Economics at Brandeis University, where he teaches macroeconomics. His research focuses on the history of US fiscal policy and firm-level inventory and pricing behavior. Prior to joining Brandeis in 2006, he served on the faculty at Yale University and the research staff of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Professor Hall earned his BA at Oberlin College and his PhD in economics at the University of Chicago.

Harold James

Harold James, Claude and Lore Kelly Professor in European Studies, is Professor of History and International Affairs and the Director of the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society at Princeton University. He holds a joint appointment as Professor of International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and, since 2016, serves as one of the two historians at the IMF. Harold James has written numerous books and articles on economic history, focusing on modern German history. Harold James completed his undergraduate education and his PhD at Cambridge University.

Martin Ellison

Martin Ellison is Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and Professorial Fellow of Nuffield College, having previously been professor at the University of Warwick. He has published on a wide range of topics in macroeconomics and acted as a consultant to the Bank of England, Bank of Finland, and European Central Bank. Recently, he has been Visiting Professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the University of British Columbia. He is a member of the Finnish Economic Policy Council, a fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and director of the Nuffield Centre for Applied Macro Policy. Professor Ellison earned his PhD in economics from the European University Institute.

Nicolas End

Nicolas End is an economist at the Middle East and Central Asia Department of the IMF, having previously worked at the Fiscal Affairs Department. Prior to this, he worked at the French Treasury, where he held positions in the international macroeconomics and the public finances units, and as financial counselor and head of the macroeconomic unit at the French Embassy in Madrid, Spain. His research interests include macro-financial linkages and fiscal policy. He is a graduate of École Polytechnique, the Paris Institute of Political Science, and the French School of Statistics and Economic Administration. Mr. End is also a pianist.

Marina Marinkov

Marina Marinkov is an economist in the European Department of the IMF, having previously worked in the Fiscal Affairs Department. Prior to this, she worked at the South African Reserve Bank, Financial and Fiscal Commission, and University of Cape Town. Her research interests include fiscal and monetary policies, as well as open economy macroeconomics. She holds an MA in economics from the University of the Free State.

Thomas J. Sargent

Thomas J. Sargent is the W.R. Berkley Professor of Economics and Business at New York University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He previously held positions at the University of Minnesota, the University of Chicago, and Stanford University. He studies macroeconomics and time-series analysis. He is past president of the Society for Economic Dynamics, the Econometric Society, and the American Economic Association and was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for Economics. Professor Sargent has a PhD from Harvard University.

Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott is Professor of Economics at London Business School and a Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He previously held positions at Oxford University, London School of Economics, and Harvard University. His research focuses on business cycles, monetary and fiscal policy, and longevity. Previously, he was Managing Editor for the Royal Economic Society’s The Economic Journal and Scientific Chair of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network and Non-Executive Director for the UK’s Financial Services Authority 2009–2013. He is currently on the advisory board of the UK’s Office for Budget Responsibility and the Cabinet Office Honours Committee (Science and Technology). He holds an MA from Oxford University, MSc from the London School of Economic, and PhD from Oxford University.

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