Andreas Jobst is an economist in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the IMF in Washington, DC. His work focuses on structured finance, risk management, sovereign debt management, financial regulation, and Islamic finance. As part of IMF missions, he has been responsible for the financial sector coverage of Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Honduras, India, Panama, Switzerland, and the United States. He previously worked at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Deutsche Bundesbank, the Center for Financial Studies, the European Central Bank, the Bank of England, the Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe of the United Nations, the European Securitization Group of Deutsche Bank, and the Boston Consulting Group. Jobst holds a PhD in finance from the London School of Economics. He has published widely and is associate editor of the International Journal of Emerging Markets and the Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance.