Sebastián Sosa is currently Deputy Chief of the Strategy Unit and the Lending Policy Division at the IMF’s Strategy, Policy, and Review Department (SPR). Previously, he was the IMF Resident Representative for Serbia and North Macedonia. He also worked on several country assignments in different regions—including Spain, Chile, Mexico, Bolivia, Uruguay, and Lebanon, and served in the Regional Studies Division at the Western Hemisphere Department, producing cross-country research and analysis of macroeconomic issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to joining the IMF in 2006, he was a professor (macroeconomics) at the Universidad de la República and researcher at the Center for the Study of Economic and Social Affairs (CERES), a think tank, in Uruguay. His areas of expertise and research interests include international macroeconomics and finance, and he has published several academic and policy papers in books and economic journals. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2006.