Selim Elekdag is Deputy Division Chief of the Global Financial Stability Division in the IMF's Monetary and Capital Markets Department. Previously, he held various positions in the IMF’s Research Department, as well as the IMF's European, and Asia & Pacific departments, including as mission chief for Aruba. He also spent two years as an Advisor in the Research and Monetary Policy Department of the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey. His research interests focus on macro-financial issues, and have been published in respected academic journals. He holds a PhD in Economics from the John Hopkins University.