Sebastian Essl is a senior economist in the World Bank’s Global Macroeconomics and Debt Team. The focus of his work lies on debt sustainability and fiscal risks. This includes debt sustainability assessments, analysis of debt vulnerabilities, and analysis and assessment of debt-related fiscal risks. Sebastian has also been involved in work and technical assistance across different regions on public debt management, including developing debt management strategies, debt transparency, and debt management performance assessments. Sebastian holds degrees in economics from Vienna University and Columbia University in New York.