Ana Corbacho is a senior economist in the Western Hemisphere Department of the IMF. She has worked primarily in emerging markets in Latin America and Eastern Europe, and has done research on various fiscal and macroeconomic issues, including education policy and growth, inflation and its distributional impact, fiscal institutions, and public investment. Previously, she worked for the Central Bank of Argentina and the Harvard Institute for International Development. She holds a BA in economics (summa cum laude) from Universidad de San Andres in Buenos Aires and a PhD in economics (distinction) from Columbia University in the City of New York.
Priya Joshi is a PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania. Until recently she was a Research Officer with the Regional Studies Division of the Western Hemisphere Department, International Monetary Fund. Her previous experience has included an innovation education project implemented by a Nepal-based NGO and funded by the World Bank, and various internships with UN agencies and the World Bank on education and demography. Her key career interests include motivating socioeconomic development through improvements in quality education, and improving equity and reducing poverty globally. She holds a Masters degree in Public Policy (Economics) from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University and a Bachelor's degree from Amherst College.