Shafik Hebous works at the Tax Policy Division of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund. Before joining the IMF, he was assistant professor at the economics department at the Goethe University Frankfurt. He has expertise in the field of tax policy and fiscal policy. At the IMF, he worked on tax policy issues and providing technical assistance in several countries including in Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Shafik obtained a Ph.D. in economics in November 2010 from the Goethe University Frankfurt, and graduated in 2006 from the Advanced Studies Programme in international economic policy of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

He was a visiting researcher in a number of institutions including the economics department at the University of California, Berkeley, the Centre for Business Taxation at the University of Oxford, the OFS at the University of Oslo , and the Research Centre of the Deutsche Bundesbank.

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