I am an Economist in the Middle East and Central Asia Department of the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC.
I hold a Ph.D. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University, and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota, as a Fulbright Scholar.
My research focuses on individuals’ taxpaying and electoral responses to changing tax policy and their implications for the design of optimal tax policy in advanced economies; and the distributional and revenue effects of evolving fiscal regimes in developing countries.
Prior to joining the IMF, I provided technical guidance on the design of tax systems to the provincial governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. I have previously conducted research at the World Bank, the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), the Brookings Institution, and the Pakistan Policy Group.
Fields: Public Finance, Political Economy