Elif Ture, from Turkey, is an economist in the Fiscal Policy division of the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department, where she works on European fiscal issues as part of the euro area team and contributes to the Fiscal Monitor. She has conducted research on fiscal risks from contingent liabilities, fiscal rules, and fiscal governance in Europe, and worked on fiscal surveillance in Croatia, IMF supported program in Afghanistan, and technical assistance to Kyrgyz Republic on fiscal rules. She was previously an economist in the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department, where she took part in Bolivia, Chile, and Uruguay surveillance teams, and worked on policy issues and analytical projects related to sustaining strong and inclusive growth. Her research areas include financial sector imperfections and macro-financial linkages. She holds an economics PhD from the University of Maryland at College Park.