Fulbert Tchana Tchana is a Senior Economist at the World Bank in the Macroeconomic and Fiscal Management Global Practice. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Montreal in 2008. He joined the World Bank from Canada where, since 2009, he was a leading Macro-Modeling Specialist at the Quebec Ministry of Finance. Prior to joining the Ministry of Finance in Quebec, he was an Assistant Professor at the School of Economics of the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He also taught in many universities including the University of Montreal, University of Sherbrook in Canada and the University of Western Cape in South Africa. His research areas are financial economics, macroeconomics and applied econometrics. He has published many articles in academic journals including in the World Bank Economic review, the Journal of Banking and Finance, Economic Modelling, Emerging Markets Review, and the South African Journal of Economics.