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PhD Vito TANZI Former Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund, Bethesda, MD


PhD in Economics, Harvard University 1967-1974 Professor and Chairman, Economics Department, American University, Washington DC 1974-1981 Chief, Tax Policy Division, International Monetary Fund 1981-2000 Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund 1990-1994 President of the International Institute of Public Finance 2000-2001 Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 2001-2003 State Secretary in the Italian Government Over the years his main interests have been public finance and macroeconomics. He has had a sustained interest in fiscal developments of developing countries. In recent years he has been concerned with the long-run growth of public spending in industrial countries and more broadly with the role of the state in market economies. He has also written several papers on the economics of corruption and on the relationship between globalization and fiscal systems.