Consulting Fellow (until September 30, 2018)

Deputy Head of Office, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, International Monetary Fund (IMF)


Development Economics, Economics of Aging


2009 Ph.D. in Economics, University of Michigan
1998 M.A. in Economics, George Washington University
1994 B.A. with Honors in Economics, University of Oregon


2015 Economist, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, IMF
2013 Economist, Asia and Pacific Department, IMF
2010 Economist, Fiscal Affairs Department, IMF
2009 Economist, Health, Retirement, and Long-Term Analysis Division, U.S. Congressional Budget Office, Washington, D.C.
1999 - 2005 Senior Research Officer, Research Department, IMF

Selected Publications and Papers

Working Papers

"Health Spending in Japan: Macro-Fiscal Implications and Reform Options," IMF Working Paper, IMF, Washington D.C., August 2014. (with Masahiro Nozaki and Ikuo Saito)

"Pension Reforms in Japan," IMF Working Paper, 12/285, IMF, Washington D.C., December 2012. (with Masahiro Nozaki and Kiichi Tokuoka)

"Emerging Market Spread Compression: Is it Real or is it Liquidity?" IMF Working Paper, 08/10, IMF, Washington D.C., January 2008. (with Kristian J. Hartelius and Laura Kodres)


"Who Will Pay? The Dynamics of Pension Reform and Intergenerational Equity," Designing Equitable and sustainable Pension Systems in the Post-Crisis World: Challenges and Experience, edited by Ben Clements, Frank Eich, and Sanjeev Gupta, IMF, Washington D.C., 2014. (with Pietro Rizza)