Patrick Blagrave is an economist in the Multilateral Surveillance Division of the Research Department of the IMF. Previously, he worked in the Economic Modeling Division of the Research Department, and in the International Department at the Bank of Canada. His research interests relate primarily to economic modeling—forecasting and larger semi-structural models—and understanding cross-border spillovers. He holds an M.A. in Economics from Queen’s University (Canada) and a B.A. in Economics from Mount Allison University (Canada).