Hamid Faruqee is a senior staff member at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where he joined in 1993. He currently serves as Chief of the Regional Studies Division in the Fund’s Western Hemisphere Department—which produces the Regional Economic Outlook (REO). Previously, he worked in the IMF’s Research department—managing staff work for the Group of Twenty—and also served as chair of the taskforce producing the 2014 Spillover Report. Hamid has also worked previously in both the European and Research Departments, where he was heavily involved in the Multilateral Consultations on Global Imbalances, as well as Article IV surveillance work on the euro area. Prior to joining the Fund, he was a lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and received his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 1994. Hamid was lead editor on a recent IMF book Global Rebalancing: a Roadmap for Economic Recovery (with K. Srinivasan, eds.) in 2013. He (with Olivier Blanchard) also published a 2010 paper in Brookings Papers on Economic Activity investigating the effects of the crisis on emerging markets. Hamid has also been an active researcher and published many articles in academic journals in the area of exchange rate dynamics and pass-through.