About Finance & Development

Finance & Development, the IMF's flagship magazine and online editorial platform, publishes cutting-edge analysis and insight on the latest trends and research in international finance, economics, and development. The print edition is published quarterly in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish, while the web edition is complemented with additional, online-only content. Finance & Development is written by both IMF staff and prominent international experts, and is read by leading policymakers, academics, economic practitioners, and other decisionmakers around the world.

Finance & Development is published by the International Monetary Fund, 700 19th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20431, U.S.A.

Opinions expressed in articles and other materials are those of the authors; they do not necessarily reflect IMF policy.

F&D Staff Members

Gita Bhatt

Gita Bhatt is the head of Policy Communications and editor-in-chief of F&D. She has a multifaceted communications background, with more than 20 years of professional experience, including in media and public affairs. During 2009-11, she worked at the Reserve Bank of India as adviser to the governor. She has an MSc from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s in economics and philosophy from the George Washington University.

Maureen Burke

Maureen Burke is managing editor of F&D. Educated at Washington University in St. Louis and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, she has more than 15 years of experience in communications at the IMF. Before joining the Fund, she worked for the petrochemicals consulting firm Phillip Townsend Associates in Omaha, Nebraska, and Nice, France.

Analisa R. Bala

Analisa Bala is a senior editor for F&D with over 15 years of experience in communications and public policy. She started her career in a think tank and then worked at the South African National Treasury and Presidency before joining the Fund in 2014. Analisa has a bachelor’s degree in political analysis and communication from the University of Pretoria and a master’s in international economics from Johns Hopkins SAIS.

Peter J. Walker

Peter J. Walker is a senior editor and writer for F&D. He has worked in a variety of roles at the IMF, including stakeholder engagement and speechwriting. Before joining the Fund in 2007, he wrote speeches on public policy and was an aide to a UK trade minister. Peter holds a bachelor’s degree in history and politics from the University of Warwick and a master’s degree in public policy from University College London.

Nicholas Owen

Nicholas Owen is a senior editor for F&D. He joined the IMF’s policy communications division in 2021 after working as a correspondent for The Economist and Reuters in Southeast Asia, and earlier as an editor for The Economist Intelligence Unit and similar research companies in London, China and Singapore. Nicholas graduated from the London School of Economics with a bachelor’s degree in international history and a master’s degree in international relations.

Melinda Weir

Melinda Weir is F&D’s production manager. She has worked in the IMF’s Media Relations and Policy Communications divisions as well as the Fiscal Affairs Department. Previously she worked for National Public Radio News and as an English teacher in Japan and Mexico. She holds a bachelor’s in English and a master’s in international affairs and development.

IMF Advisors to the Editor

  • Bernardin Akitoby
  • Celine Allard
  • Steven Barnett
  • Nicoletta Batini
  • Helge Berger
  • S. Pelin Berkmen
  • Paul Cashin
  • Martin Čihák
  • Alfredo Cuevas
  • Era Dabla-Norris
  • Mame Astou Diouf
  • Rupa Duttagupta
  • Hamid Faruqee
  • Davide Furceri
  • Deniz Igan
  • Kenneth Henry Kang
  • Subir Lall
  • Raphael Lam
  • Christian Mumssen
  • Papa M Bagnick N'Diaye
  • Mahvash Qureshi
  • Uma Ramakrishnan
  • Daria Zakharova

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Arabic edition ISSN 0250-7455
English edition ISSN 0015-1947
French edition ISSN 0430-473X
Spanish edition ISSN 0250-7447
Russian edition ISSN 1020-8151
Chinese edition ISSN 0256-2561

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