Paolo Mauro is Assistant Director in the IMF’s African Department. Previously, he was a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and visiting professor at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School from 2014–16. Before that he held various managerial positions in the IMF’s Research and Fiscal Affairs departments. His articles have been published in journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and have been widely cited in academia and leading media outlets such as the Economist and the Wall Street Journal. He has written several books, including World on the Move: Consumption Patterns in a More Equal Global Economy; Emerging Markets and Financial Globalization; and Chipping Away at Public Debt.