Niels-Jakob Hansen is an economist in the World Economic Studies Division of the IMF’s Research Department. He contributes to the chapters of the World Economic Outlook. Previously, he worked in the IMF’s Asia Pacific Department and Finance Department. He has participated in missions to Korea, Cambodia, Czech Republic and San Marino. He has also worked on issues related to Fund finances. His research interests include monetary and labor market issues. He has published in the Review of Economic Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University, and a MPhil in Economics from University of Cambridge.