Nikolay Gueorguiev is Division Chief of the Fiscal Operations I Division in the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department. Previously, he held various positions in the IMF’s European and African departments, including as a mission chief for Ukraine, Moldova, Croatia, Austria, and Slovenia. Prior to joining Fund staff, he served as a Deputy Minister of Finance in Bulgaria and at the IMF Executive Board. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park in 2004. His areas of analytical interest include macroeconomic stabilization, fiscal adjustment, debt sustainability, and distributional impact of fiscal policies.