Nigel Chalk is a Deputy Director in the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department and mission chief for the U.S. Previously he was head of Non-Japan Asia Research at Barclays, based in Singapore. Prior to that, was the IMF’s mission chief for China. Since joining the IMF he has worked on a range of emerging market countries, including Russia, Korea, Brazil, and Argentina. He holds a PhD in Economics from UCLA and a Master’s of Science Degree from the London School of Economics.