Samah Mazraani is an Economist at the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department. She obtained a B.S. in Mathematics and recently a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Pittsburgh, specializing in empirical macroeconomics and fiscal policy. At the IMF, Samah has worked in the Middle East and Central Asia Department, as well as the Fiscal Affairs Department focusing on different expenditure policy issues, such as subsidy reform, public investment, and public-private partnerships. Samah is a national of Lebanon.