Isabel Rial is a senior economist for the Expenditure Policy Division in the Fiscal Affairs Department. Besides contributing to the Fund’s regular surveillance of the Turkish economy, Ms. Rial works on a range of cross country fiscal policy issues. In her 10 years of experience in the Fund, Ms. Rial has lead several technical assistance missions to both surveillance and program countries, particularly focusing on fiscal risks management, public-private partnerships, as well as the estimation and use of structural fiscal balances. Prior to joining the Fund, she was chief of the Fiscal Policy Division at the Central Bank of Uruguay and taught at the University of Uruguay. She has a MA in applied macroeconomics from the Pontific Catholic University in Chile.