Alpa Shah is an Economist in the Tax Policy Division of the Fiscal Affairs Department at the International Monetary Fund. Her work encompasses a range of technical assistance, research, and analysis on income, consumption, and natural resource tax policy issues. Prior to joining the IMF in 2014, she worked in the investment banking sector in London in infrastructure finance, and subsequently for the Government of Liberia under the Overseas Development Institute Fellowship, advising on the negotiation and monitoring of investment agreements with its international investors. She holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of Cambridge and an M.Sc. from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.