Paolo Mauro was a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics from December 2014 to August 2016. Prior to joining the Institute, Mauro worked at the International Monetary Fund for 20 years, including in managerial positions in the research, fiscal affairs, and African departments. He was assistant director and division chief for the East African Community countries, mission chief for Tanzania (2012–14), and assistant director and division chief in the fiscal operations division working on IMF-supported programs in Europe (2007–12). His current research focuses primarily on fiscal policy and growth in emerging-market economies. He is a highly cited author of articles on a wide range of topics—including corruption, the design and pricing of sovereign bonds, fiscal adjustment, and rethinking macroeconomics—published in academic journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, and the Review of Finance. He is coauthor of Emerging Markets and Financial Globalization (Oxford University Press, 2007) and lead author of Chipping Away at Public Debt (Wiley, 2011). He is currently visiting professor at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and associate editor of the Journal of Development Economics. He earned his PhD in economics from Harvard University in 1994 and his BA with first class honors in politics, philosophy, and economics from the University of Oxford in 1989.