Paolo Dudine is currently a Senior Economist in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF. Until recently, he was at the IMF's Institute for Capacity Development, which he joined in 2009. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2004 from New York University. During his career at the IMF, Paolo worked on low-income country issues, served as the external sector economist for Honduras and Bulgaria, and worked in the African Department. Paolo is a national of Italy.