João Tovar Jalles
Expertise: EU economic policy, governance and public finance
João Tovar Jalles is an Economist, University Professor and Consultant. Currently he is Assistant Professor of Macroeconomics at ISEG – University of Lisbon. Before he was a Senior Economist at the Portuguese Public Finance Council. Previously he spent 5 years at the IMF: 1 year in the Research Department and 4 years in the Fiscal Affairs Department, where he participated in numerous negotiation, review and technical assistance missions.
Before joining the Fund, João was an Economist at the OECD’s Economics Department and before that a Fiscal Economist at the ECB’s Fiscal Policies Division.
João was a Visiting Scholar at the IMF’s Research Department and a Visiting Researcher at the Bank of Portugal’s Research Department. He also has acted as consultant and expert to national and international organizations on several ocasions.
Academically, he was an Invited Lecturer at Sciences Po (France), Assistant Professor at the University of Aberdeen (UK) and he also taught at the University of Cambridge (UK) and Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal).
João holds a B.Sc. in Economics from Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal), a M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Warwick (UK) and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Cambridge (UK).