Frederik G Toscani

Last Updated: May 28, 2019

Frederik Toscani is an Economist in the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund. Previously he worked in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.Phil. in Economics from the University of Cambridge and a B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Email: FTOSCANI@imf.org

Personal WebPage: https://sites.google.com/view/ftoscani/home

Fluent In: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish.

Education:

Ph.D. in Economics, 2014, University of Cambridge.

M.Phil. in Economics, 2009, with Distinction, University of Cambridge

B.Sc. in Economics, 2008, First Class Honors, London School of Economics.


Field of Expertise:

Labor Economics

Development Economics

IMF Books and Working Papers:

Commodity Cycles, Inequality, and Poverty in Latin America , Departmental Paper No 2021/009 , April 26, 2021

The Short-Term Impact of COVID-19 on Labor Markets, Poverty and Inequality in Brazil , Working Paper No. 2021/066 , March 05, 2021

Labor Market Informality and the Business Cycle , Working Paper No. 2020/256 , November 20, 2020

Informality and the Challenge of Pension Adequacy: Outlook and Reform Options for Peru , Working Paper No. 19/149 , July 11, 2019

Informality and the Challenge of Pension Adequacy: Outlook and Reform Options for Peru , Working Paper No. 19/149 , July 11, 2019

More Work to Do? Taking Stock of Latin American Labor Markets , Working Paper No. 19/55 , March 08, 2019

Explaining Inflation in Colombia: A Disaggregated Phillips Curve Approach , Working Paper No. 18/106 , May 10, 2018

The Impact of Natural Resource Discoveries in Latin America and the Caribbean : A Closer Look at the Case of Bolivia , Working Paper No. 17/27 , February 10, 2017

Winning the Oil Lottery : The Impact of Natural Resource Extraction on Growth , Working Paper No. 16/61 , March 14, 2016

The Fiscal Costs of Contingent Liabilities : A New Dataset , Working Paper No. 16/14 , February 08, 2016

Education Attainment in Public Administration Around the World : Evidence from a New Dataset , Working Paper No. 12/231 , September 21, 2012

Structural Reforms, IMF Programs and Capacity Building : An Empirical Investigation , Working Paper No. 12/232 , September 21, 2012

iMFdirect Blog Posts

Fiscal Costs of Hidden Deficits: Beware—When It Rains, It Pours

How the Commodity Boom Helped Tackle Poverty and Inequality in Latin America

F&D articles

A Move South

Other Published Materials

Book Chapter: “Poverty and Inequality in Brazil and Latin America” (joint with R. Balakrishnan and M. Vargas) in A. Spilimbergo and K. Srinivasan, Brazil: Boom, Bust and the Road to Recovery, 2019, IMF, Washington DC.

IMF Research Bulletin (December 2015), “Winning the Oil Lottery: The Impact of Natural Resource Extraction on Growth” (joint with T. Cavalcanti and D. da Mata)

IMF Research Bulletin (June 2013): “Structural Reforms, IMF Programs and Capacity Building: An Empirical Investigation” (joint with R. Arezki and M. Quintyn)

Frederik Toscani is an Economist in the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund. Previously he worked in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.Phil. in Economics from the University of Cambridge and a B.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Email: FTOSCANI@imf.org

Personal WebPage: https://sites.google.com/view/ftoscani/home

Fluent In: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish.

Education:

Ph.D. in Economics, 2014, University of Cambridge.

M.Phil. in Economics, 2009, with Distinction, University of Cambridge

B.Sc. in Economics, 2008, First Class Honors, London School of Economics.


Field of Expertise:

Labor Economics

Development Economics

IMF Books and Working Papers:

Commodity Cycles, Inequality, and Poverty in Latin America , Departmental Paper No 2021/009 , April 26, 2021

The Short-Term Impact of COVID-19 on Labor Markets, Poverty and Inequality in Brazil , Working Paper No. 2021/066 , March 05, 2021

Labor Market Informality and the Business Cycle , Working Paper No. 2020/256 , November 20, 2020

Informality and the Challenge of Pension Adequacy: Outlook and Reform Options for Peru , Working Paper No. 19/149 , July 11, 2019

Informality and the Challenge of Pension Adequacy: Outlook and Reform Options for Peru , Working Paper No. 19/149 , July 11, 2019

More Work to Do? Taking Stock of Latin American Labor Markets , Working Paper No. 19/55 , March 08, 2019

Explaining Inflation in Colombia: A Disaggregated Phillips Curve Approach , Working Paper No. 18/106 , May 10, 2018

The Impact of Natural Resource Discoveries in Latin America and the Caribbean : A Closer Look at the Case of Bolivia , Working Paper No. 17/27 , February 10, 2017

Winning the Oil Lottery : The Impact of Natural Resource Extraction on Growth , Working Paper No. 16/61 , March 14, 2016

The Fiscal Costs of Contingent Liabilities : A New Dataset , Working Paper No. 16/14 , February 08, 2016

Education Attainment in Public Administration Around the World : Evidence from a New Dataset , Working Paper No. 12/231 , September 21, 2012

Structural Reforms, IMF Programs and Capacity Building : An Empirical Investigation , Working Paper No. 12/232 , September 21, 2012

iMFdirect Blog Posts

Fiscal Costs of Hidden Deficits: Beware—When It Rains, It Pours

How the Commodity Boom Helped Tackle Poverty and Inequality in Latin America

F&D articles

A Move South

Other Published Materials

Book Chapter: “Poverty and Inequality in Brazil and Latin America” (joint with R. Balakrishnan and M. Vargas) in A. Spilimbergo and K. Srinivasan, Brazil: Boom, Bust and the Road to Recovery, 2019, IMF, Washington DC.

IMF Research Bulletin (December 2015), “Winning the Oil Lottery: The Impact of Natural Resource Extraction on Growth” (joint with T. Cavalcanti and D. da Mata)

IMF Research Bulletin (June 2013): “Structural Reforms, IMF Programs and Capacity Building: An Empirical Investigation” (joint with R. Arezki and M. Quintyn)

Publications in Journals (Refereed)

Arezki, R., F. van der Ploeg and F. Toscani (2019), "The shifting natural wealth of nations: The role of market orientation", Journal of Development Economics, Volume 138, pp 228-245.

Bova, E., Ruiz-Arranz, M., Toscani, F.G. and E. Ture (2019), "The impact of contingent liability realizations on public finances", International Tax and Public Finance, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp 381–417.

Cavalcanti, T., Da Mata, D. & Toscani, F (2019) "Winning the oil lottery: the impact of natural resource extraction on growth", Journal of Economic Growth, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 79–115.

Other Published Materials

VoxEU (15 December 2016), “The shifting natural wealth of nations” (joint with R. Arezki and R. van der Ploeg)

VoxEU (15 March 2016), “Budgetary Surprises: Fiscal costs of contingent liabilities” (joint with E. Bova, M. Ruiz-Arranz and E. Ture)