Peter S Heller

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Introduction Educated at Trinity College (USA) and receiving a Doctorate in Economics from Harvard University, Dr. Heller taught economics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor from 1971-77. Since then, he worked for the IMF during 1977-2006, focusing largely on fiscal policy issues in countries as diverse as China, India, Somalia, Thailand, Japan, Ethiopia, Korea, Kenya, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Bosnia, Slovenia, and Russia. He has published extensively in a number of areas, relating principally to fiscal policy, economic development and poverty reduction, long-term fiscal challenges (including climate change), aging populations, public expenditure policy, health care reforms in developing countries, pension and civil service reform, privatization, and globalization. He is the author of the recent book Who Will Pay? Coping with Aging Societies, Climate Change, and Other Long Term Fiscal Challenges. He is presently Senior Adjunct Professor of International Economics at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University in Washington. He also teaches at the Graduate School of Governance of the University of Maastricht.