Senior Advisor, IMF
Romain Duval is a Senior Advisor in the IMF Research Department, where he leads the agenda on structural reforms. Previously he was the Division Chief for Regional Studies of the Asia Pacific Department, where he was the editor of the Regional Economic Outlook for the region and supervised the associated research projects. Prior to joining the Fund he was Head of the Structural Surveillance Division at the OECD Economics Department, where he was in charge of the OECD flagship publication Going for Growth and also supervised a range of research projects. Earlier on, he headed a research unit and also served as an adviser to the OECD Chief Economist. He has published widely in leading academic and policy-oriented journals on a wide range of topics including unemployment, growth, the political economy of reforms, monetary policy, business cycles, equilibrium real exchange rates, retirement behavior and climate change mitigation. He holds a PhD in Economics.