Marina M. Tavares is an economist in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She was previously an economist in the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department (SPR) and led the IMF-DFID inequality workstream. Before joining the Fund, Marina worked as an assistant professor at Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM). She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota and an M.A. from the Instituto de Matematica Pura e Aplicada (IMPA). Her research interests include macroeconomics, public finance, gender, and inequality.