Niels-Jakob Hansen is an economist in the Western Hemisphere Department. Previously, he was in the World Economic Studies Division of the Research Department contributing to the chapters of the World Economic Outlook. He also worked in the IMF’s Asia Pacific Department and Finance Department. He has participated in missions to Korea, Cambodia, Czech Republic, and San Marino. He has also contributed to the Fund’s surveillance work on the United States and worked on issues related to Fund finances. His research interests include monetary policy, public policy, and labor market issues, and he has published in the Review of Economic Studies, IMF Economic Review, Labor Economics, Journal of Health Economics, and Journal of Economic Inequality. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University, an MPhil in Economics from University of Cambridge, and an MSc in Economics from University of Copenhagen (cand polit).