Alejandro Santos is a Division Chief in the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department. He is currently the Mission Chief to Panama and has been Mission Chief to many countries in the region as well as being IMF Resident Representative. He has extensive experience with economic programs in emerging market economies in Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Asia. He recently co-edited a book on the Peruvian economy (Peru: Staying the Course of Economic Success). He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in the U.S.