Lead, Program Officer, Global Business Taxation Program World Bank Group, Washington, July 2007 to present.Designed, implemented and managed Global Tax Simplification Program for the IFC. Created global team, launched programs in 60countries world-wide, 50 member global team, annual budget US$5 million. Program targeted at domestic resource mobilization throughadministrative reform, widening the tax base, and enhancing tax transparency through the development of legal, institutional, andprocedural foundations. Research agenda work focuses on practitioner guides and toolkits for large business tax policy and administration,transfer pricing, SME taxation, sector-specific tax issues, subnational taxation. Program works closely with WBG partners, IMF, and bilateraldonors and member of the International Tax Dialogue Steering Committee.
Regional Program Coordinator and Senior Investment Policy Officer, Foreign Investment AdvisoryService (FIAS), World Bank Group, Washington, DC, September 2003 to July 2007.Coordinator for FIAS programs and projects in Africa. Responsible for coordinating project development in the region. Designed and taskmanageddiagnostic and advisory projects in Zambia, Madagascar, Liberia, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Democratic Republic of Congo,Armenia, South Africa, Mauritius, Mozambique. Specialist in Tax Policy advisory and solution design work. Developed new products forpost-conflict/low capacity countries, and in tax policy solution design. Currently developing a data base on competitiveness in the taxregimes in Southern Africa.
Macro Economist, International Monetary Fund, Washington DC, February, 1996 to August 2003.Coordinated country work on fiscal policy, monetary policy, financial market development, balance-of-payments issues, and debtsustainability and analysis under the Highly Indebted Poor Country Initiative (HIPC). Led work on post conflict research and operationalimplementation in Rwanda. Research on the development of the private sector in post-Soviet emerging markets countries, with particularemphasis on foreign direct investment. Specific country experience with Kazakhstan, Estonia, Latvia, Bosnia, Rwanda, Congo(Brazzaville), Comoros Islands, and Gabon.
Research economist, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California, 1993 to January, 1996.Research on international trade and finance issues, foreign direct investment, and firm behavior. Projects included firm level study offoreign direct investment from the West into Russia for the Ministry of Economics of the Russian Federation; foreign direct investmentfrom West to East Europe; trade and financial flows within the CIS.
Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, London, 1992-1993.Macroeconomic analysis of the Russian economy for the EBRD member of the G-7 advisory committee; analysis of the Czech/Slovakmonetary split; economic analysis of investments into the energy sector in Kazakhstan; wrote chapter in 1993 Transition Report on private
Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Economics, 1994 to 1996.Courses include seminars in international economics and intermediate macroeconomics.
Visiting Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, 1992 to present.Courses include international trade and finance macroeconomics to graduate students.
Ph D, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Economics, 1992.Thesis title: AMonetary and Financial Aspects of Economic Reform in Transition Economies@.Fields of concentration: international trade, international finance, and macroeconomics.
MS, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Washington DC, 1986.Fields of concentration: international economics, development policy, Soviet Studies.
BA, Williams College, Williamstown, MA, 1983. Honors in Political Science.Major Fields of study: international relations and Russian studies.