Serkan Arslanalp is Senior Economist in the Regional Studies Division of the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department. He has also worked in the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department, and has contributed to the Global Financial Stability Report on issues related to sovereign risk, financial stability, and capital markets. His most recent country assignment was Japan, where he was responsible for banking sector stress tests for the Japan Financial Sector Assessment Program. Previously, he was a fiscal economist working on a range of program and surveillance countries in the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department. Mr. Arslanalp holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in Economics from Stanford University.