Fuad Hasanov is a Senior Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Since joining the IMF in 2007, he has worked as an Economist for several emerging countries and natural resource producers and conducted training of staff and government officials. Before joining the IMF, Fuad was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan in 2004-2007. He has written articles on consumption and saving, real estate returns, growth and inequality, fiscal policy and debt, and natural resources. His recent book co-edited with Reda Cherif and Min Zhu, Breaking the Oil Spell, explores economic diversification in oil exporters. Fuad received a PhD in economics from the University of Texas at Austin.