Younes Zouhar is a Senior Economist in the IMF Institute and joined the Fund in 2009. He worked previously in the Middle East and Central Asia Department where he actively participated in program negotiations in low-income and emerging-market countries. Prior to joining the Fund, he was the head of the balance of payments Division at the Treasury Department in the Ministry of Finance in Morocco. He is a graduate of the National Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics in Rabat and he has a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics. He is a national of Morocco.