Paolo Mauro
Director, Economic and Market Research
Department, IFC

    Paolo Mauro is Director, Economic and Market Research Department. Prior to joining IFC, he worked at the International Monetary Fund for almost thirty years, most recently as Deputy Director, Fiscal Affairs Department. In 2014-16 he was Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Visiting Professor at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, on topics including corruption, sovereign bond spreads, and growth-indexed bonds. He has coauthored three books: World on the Move: Consumption Patterns in a More Equal Global Economy; Emerging Markets and Financial Globalization: Sovereign Bond Spreads in 1870–1913 and Today; and Chipping Away at Public Debt. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the University of Oxford.