Heiko Hesse

International Monetary Fund

Heiko Hesse is an Economist in the Strategy, Policy and Review Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where he focuses on sovereign debt and macro-financial issues. His IMF country experiences include e.g. Bulgaria, Cyprus, Euro area, Lebanon, Romania, Spain and Turkey. He also worked in the Financial Crisis Division as well as on the GFSR (both in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department). Some of his recent policy and research work involved sovereign debt and bank restructuring, debt sustainability or sovereign-bank linkages.

Prior to the IMF, he was an Economist at the World Bank from 2006-2007 on the Commission on Growth and Development. Before that in 2005-2006, he was a Visiting Scholar at Yale University and a consultant at the World Bank. He also worked at McKinsey in their Financial Institutions Practice, NERA Economic Consulting as well as PwC. Heiko obtained his PhD in Economics from Nuffield College, University of Oxford and his B.Sc. in Financial Economics from the University of Essex.

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