I work at the Tax Policy Division of the Fiscal Affairs Department at the International Monetary Fund. My expertise and research interest are in the fields of tax policy and fiscal policy. At the IMF, I led and participated in numerous capacity development works providing policy advice and technical assistance in several countries including in Asia (e.g., Cambodia, China, Malaysia, Maldives, and Myanmar), Africa (e.g., Swaziland, and Lesotho), Europe (e.g., Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, and Switzerland), and the Americas (e.g., Chile, and Mexico).

I was adjunct professor at the OFS at the University of Oslo and assistant professor at the economics department at the Goethe University Frankfurt. I have been a visiting researcher in a number of institutions including the economics department at the University of California, Berkeley, the Centre for Business Taxation at the University of Oxford, the OFS at the University of Oslo, and the Research Centre of the Deutsche Bundesbank.

I obtained a Ph.D. in economics from the Goethe University Frankfurt in November 2010, and graduated from the Advanced Studies Programme in international economic policy of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in 2006.

Selected Publication (click here for a full list of publications):

♦ Can Government Demand Stimulate Private Investment? Evidence from U.S. Federal Procurement (with Tom Zimmermann) Journal of Monetary Economics

♦ Revenue Implications of Destination Based Cash Flow Taxation (with Alexander Klemm and Saila Stausholm) IMF Economic Review

♦ Evaluating the Effects of ACE Systems on Multinational Debt Financing and Investment (with Martin Ruf) Journal of Public Economics , 2017, vol. 156, pp. 131–149.

♦ Estimating the Effects of Coordinated Fiscal Actions in the Euro Area (with Tom Zimmermann) European Economic Review , 2013, vol. 58 (Feb), 110–121.

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