Reda Cherif is a Senior Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He joined the IMF in 2008 and worked in several departments on fiscal issues and macroeconomic analysis of emerging and developing countries. Reda also conducted economics training of IMF staff and government officials. His research focuses on development economics, natural resources, fiscal policy, and growth and innovation. His recent book co-edited with Fuad Hasanov and Min Zhu, Breaking the Oil Spell, explores economic diversification in oil exporters. Reda holds a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.