Uffe Mikkelsen is an Economist in the IMF’s European Department working on Turkey, with a main focus on real sector developments, macroeconomic forecasting, and assessment of external imbalances. Prior to that he worked for the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department and the National Bank of Denmark. His previous research has focused on the fiscal costs of financial sector assistance, macro financial linkages, and international trade. He holds a M.Sc. in Economics from University of Aarhus.