Jesse Siminitz is a research analyst in the European Department at the IMF, currently focused on financial and monetary-related issues on the euro area team. Previously, he engaged in Article IV missions to Montenegro, publishing policy papers related to pension reform, municipal government, and external competitiveness. He also worked in the Western Hemisphere department at the IMF, covering Argentina and Uruguay. His research interests include fiscal policy and international finance. Mr. Siminitz holds a M.S. in Economics from North Carolina State University.