Xavier Debrun




Xavier Debrun is a Deputy Division Chief at the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department. Previously, Xavier worked in the Research Department - contributing to the World Economic Outlook, the Fund’s flagship publication. In 2006-07, he was a Fellow at Bruegel—Brussels’ leading think tank on European economic issues—and an Associate Professor of Economics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, where he obtained his Ph.D. in International economics. Xavier’s research interests include international policy coordination, the economics of monetary unions, and macro-fiscal issues, including debt sustainability assessments and the stabilizing role of fiscal policy. Xavier is a national Belgium.

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What are the tools to assess debt sustainability? How can countries effectively manage their sovereign debt? To answer these questions, this course combines theory with hands-on exercises. What causes a country’s debt to become unsustainable? How do we assess debt sustainability of public and external debt? How can countries manage their debt portfolio? This five-week online course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of debt sustainability analysis (DSA) and a medium-term debt management strategy framework adopted by the IMF and the World Bank.

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