Ali Al-Sadiq is a senior economist in the Western Hemisphere Department of the IMF, where he works on Trinidad and Tobago and Aruba. He previously worked in the Concessional Financing Division of the IMF’s Finance Department. His research interests are in the international finance, economic growth, and applied econometrics. Mr. Al-Sadiq is from Saudi Arabia and he holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Essex.