Rabah Arezki is Chief of the Commodities Unit in the IMF’s Research Department. He has written on energy, commodities, international macroeconomics, and development economics. He has led and participated in various IMF missions in Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia. Mr. Arezki is also a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution and at the University of Oxford. He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, co-edited several books and special issues of academic journals. He is the Editor of the IMF Research Bulletin and an Associate Editor of Revue d’économie du développement. He obtained his M.Sc. from the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique in Paris, France, and his PhD from the European University Institute, in Florence, Italy.