Antonio David is a Senior Economist in the Western Hemisphere Department of the IMF, and previously worked at the IMF Institute for Capacity Development. He also worked in the Fund’s African Department, where he participated in missions to Botswana, Comoros, Mauritius and Togo. Before joining the Fund, he worked as an economist at the World Bank and taught at the University of Essex in England. Antonio is Brazilian and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on a variety of topics in the field of international macroeconomics and economic development.