Gaëlle Pierre is a senior economist in the Strategy, Policy and Review Department of the IMF. Since joining the IMF in 2013 she has published papers on a range of topics on the Middle East and Central Asia Region including on the macroeconomic impact of the conflict and the refugee crisis, public wage bills, promoting growth and inclusiveness and on economic governance reforms to support inclusive growth. She is currently part of the Mozambique country team and previously worked on Algeria, Iran, and Syria. Prior to joining the Fund, she was a senior economist at the World Bank, focusing on labor market and social protection issues in developing countries. Gaelle has published in refereed journals, flagships, and books. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from Warwick University and an M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics.