Paulo Medas is Deputy Division Chief in the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department. Previously, he held various positions in the IMF’s European and Western Hemisphere departments. He was the IMF’s Resident Representative in Brazil from 2008-11. He has led capacity building missions to several countries. His areas of research include governance and corruption, fiscal crises, and management of natural resources. He was one of the co-authors in the recent book Brazil: Boom, Bust, and Road to Recovery.