JaeBin Ahn is an economist in the Open Economy Macroeconomics Division of the IMF’s Research Department, covering external sector assessment issues. Prior to this position, he was in the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department, covering Indonesia and Malaysia. Before joining the IMF’s Economist Program, he was a dissertation intern at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. His area of research includes international trade and finance, with particular interest in deriving macroeconomic implications from micro-level theory and evidence. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University, and his M.A. in Economics and B.S. in Material Science from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.