I am an Economist at the IMF's Strategy, Policy, and Review Department.
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Get in touch at: mhengge[at]imf.org
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Research & Policy
Papers and Work in Progress
Carbon Policy Surprises and Stock Returns: Signals from Financial Markets with U. Panizza and R. Varghese, IMF Working Paper 2023/013.
Capital Markets, Covid-19, and Policy Measures with K. ElFayoumi, IMF Working Paper 2021/033 (R&R) (in VoxEU).
Fear Thy Neighbor: Spillovers from Economic Policy Uncertainty with N. Biljanovska and F. Grigoli, Review of International Economics 29(2), 2021.
Effective Monetary-Fiscal Interactions in Severe Recessions with J. Chen, R. A. Espinoza, C. Goncalves, T. Gudmundsson, Z. Jakab and J. Lindé , IMF Working Paper 2022/170.
Uncertainty as Predictor of Economic Activity, IHEID Working Paper 19-2019.
Factor Models for Non-Stationary Series: Estimates of Monthly U.S. GDP with S. Leonard, IHEID Working Paper 13-2017.
Guidance Note for Fund Staff on the Treatment and Use of SDR Allocations, with FIN, MCM, SPR, and STA, IMF Policy Paper 21/59.
Zimbabwe: 2022 AIV Consultation, April 2022.
Costa Rica: 2021 AIV Consultation and Request for an Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility, March 2021.
Costa Rica: Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument, May 2020.
El Salvador: Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument, April 2020.
Contribution to Tourism in the Post-Pandemic World, IMF Departmental Paper 21/02.