Murtaza Syed is a Deputy Division Chief in the IMF’s Strategy, Policy, and Review Department. He joined the Fund in 2004 and has previously worked in the Fiscal Affairs and Asia and Pacific Departments. Prior to his current assignment, he was the IMF’s Deputy Resident Representative in China. He has been involved in IMF programs and surveillance of various emerging markets and advanced economies, including Colombia, Cyprus, the Euro Area, Korea and Japan. His analytical work has covered macro-financial linkages, fiscal and monetary policy, financial crises, investment, demographics, and inequality. Before joining the Fund, Mr. Syed worked at the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London and the Human Development Center in Islamabad. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Oxford.