Frederico Gil Sander is the Senior Country Economist for India based in New Delhi. Frederico prepares the World Bank’s economic analysis of the Indian economy and leads engagements on debt management and fiscal policy with Indian states. Previously, Frederico was the country economist for Malaysia, where he coordinated the World Bank’s work with the government and led the preparation of economic analysis. Before Malaysia, Frederico covered Thailand, in addition to working on debt and macroeconomic issues in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. His first job was with investment bank Bear Stearns, where he issued bonds for emerging market countries (fortunately none of his proposals for complex securitizations were successful). Having created enough debt (and after an intermission to pursue a PhD in political economy at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School) Frederico went on to work on debt relief for poor countries with the World Bank's Economic Policy and Debt Department. During that time he enjoyed working with debt managers in many African countries, including the Central African Republic, Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mozambique and São Tomé e Príncipe. A Brazilian native, Frederico enjoys football (soccer) but cannot dance the samba (or anything else for that matter).