Quantifying Fiscal Risks from Climate Change in Armenia

About the Event

Dr. Mehdi Raissi presented the results of a study conducted and recently published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on quantifying fiscal risks from climate change in Armenia, prepared upon the request of the Ministry of Finance of Armenia.

The study, released on October 26, 2022, is available on the IMF site here.

Dr. Raissi’s PPT persentation is available here.

About the Speaker

Dr. Raissi has been the International Monetary Fund (IMF) resident representative in Armenia since August 2021. Prior to holding this position, he was a senior economist in the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF and a lead author of chapters in the Fiscal Monitor. He joined the Fund in 2010 and worked on several multilateral surveillance issues in various countries, including Italy, India, and Mexico. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Cambridge.