Dennis Botman is a Deputy Division Chief in the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department. He joined the IMF in 2002 and worked in various assignments, including the Economic Modeling Division in the Research Department and in the Fiscal Affairs Department. Prior to his current assignment he was the IMF's Resident Representative in the Philippines. His research covers a variety of topics, including general equilibrium modeling, financial crises and speculative attacks, aging and social security reform, and public finance. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.