Luc Eyraud is Advisor and Mission Chief in the IMF’s African Department. He leads the annual Article IV consultation with the WAEMU regional authorities. Prior to this, Mr. Eyraud was mission chief for Benin and, earlier, team leader of the Fiscal Monitor in the Fiscal Affairs Department. A large part of his research focuses on fiscal policy, including fiscal institutions, fiscal multipliers, and wealth taxation. More recently, he has supervised several projects on the financing of developing countries. Prior to joining the IMF, Luc Eyraud served as a civil servant at the French Treasury.