Alexander F. Tieman is senior economist on the IMF’s Turkey team. In this capacity he contributes to the Fund’s regular surveillance of the Turkish economy, the most prominent output being a regular annual surveillance report. In addition, Alexander works on various cross country and analytical projects. Alexander’s 11 year experience in the IMF include a recent assignment as IMF Resident Representative in Skopje, Macedonia; financial sector surveillance and stress testing; and work on program and surveillance countries. Prior to joining the Fund, he lectured in microeconomics at the Vrije University and Tinbergen Institute in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and worked at the research department of the Dutch Central Bank. He has a PhD in microeconomics from the Vrije University/Tinbergen Institute in the Netherlands.