Alexei Kireyev is a senior economist at the IMF and former IMF representative to the WTO. He leads advance IMF missions to member countries, provides advice on macroeconomic policies to countries with IMF-supported programs, and reviews IMF policy advice, financing and technical assistance. Before his IMF career, he was an economic advisor to President, economist at the World Bank, and professor of international economics at universities in Russia and the United States. His degrees include a MA in Economics from George Washington University and a Ph.D. (Doctor of Sciences) in Economics from Moscow State Institute of International Relations. Dr. Kireyev has researched and published extensively on international economics and trade, applied macroeconomics, principles of economics, and economic problems of low-income countries.