Sanan Mirzayev is an Economist at Strategy, Policy and Review (SPR) Department of the IMF. Since joining the IMF in 2017, he has worked in area and functional departments, with a focus on debt sustainability, balance of payments, and monetary policy issues in several developing countries. The analytical projects he worked on covered drivers of inflation, financial cycles, foreign direct investment flows, and private sector development. His current work focuses on assessing impact of commodity price shocks on sovereign risk and debt sustainability of the market access countries. Before joining the staff, Sanan worked as an Advisor to Executive Director at the World Bank and IMF and as a senior economist at a developing country central bank. Sanan received a Master’s degree in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University.