I work at the Tax Policy Division of the Fiscal Affairs Department at the International Monetary Fund. My expertise is in the fields of tax policy and fiscal policy. At the IMF, I led and participated in numerous missions providing policy advice, technical assistance and capacity development 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 North America (e.g., Mexico). Before joining the IMF, I was assistant professor at the economics department at the Goethe University Frankfurt.

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.

I was 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 am currently an adjunct professor at the OFS at the University of Oslo.

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