Hites Ahir is a Senior Research Officer at the International Monetary Fund. His research interests include: global housing markets, forecast assessment, and measuring global uncertainty. He previously worked at the Inter-American Development Bank where he assisted with analysis of the Southern Cone economies. He did his graduate work in economics at Johns Hopkins University.
Nicholas (Nick) Bloom is the William Eberle Professor of Economics at Stanford University, a Senior Fellow of SIEPR, and the Co-Director of the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship programme at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on management practices and uncertainty. He previously worked at the UK Treasury and McKinsey & Company. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the recipient of the Alfred Sloan Fellowship, the Bernacer Prize, the European Investment Bank Prize, the Frisch Medal, the Kauffman Medal and a National Science Foundation Career Award. He has a BA from Cambridge, an MPhil from Oxford, and a PhD from University College London.
Davide Furceri is a Deputy Division Chief at the International Monetary Fund. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois and a doctoral degree in Regional Economics from the University of Palermo. He previously worked as Economist at the Fiscal Policy Division of the European Central Bank, at the Macroeconomic Analysis Division of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. His research covers a range of issues in the area of macroeconomics, public finance and international macroeconomics.
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