Poul M. Thomsen is the Director of the IMF’s European Department. He is currently in charge of the IMF’s programs with Greece and Portugal, and also oversees the work of other country teams, including Iceland, Romania, and Ukraine.
During the 1990s and early 2000s, Thomsen gained extensive knowledge of the economic and social problems facing the countries in Central and Eastern Europe through multiple assignments in the region, including as the IMF’s Senior Resident Representative and Head of the Fund's Moscow Office.
- State Ownership in Europe’s Former Socialist States: The Unfinished Reform Agenda
- Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe: Harnessing the Power of Good Governance
- Dealing with Sovereign Debt—The IMF Perspective
- The IMF is Not Asking Greece for More Austerity
- Greece: Toward a Workable Program
- How Iceland Recovered from its Near-Death Experience