Research Page of Martin Sommer

Deputy Chief, Regional Economic Outlook
Middle East and Central Asia Department
International Monetary Fund
700 19th Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
Short bio: I work as a deputy chief at the IMF's Regional Economic Outlook division, focusing on the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia economies and oil and gas sector issues. I am also the IMF mission chief for Qatar. Previously, I worked on the IMF's United States and Japan teams, and wrote chapters for the IMF's World Economic Outlook. I graduated with a Ph.D. in economics from the Johns Hopkins University.

Commodities markets

Consumption behavior

Monetary economics and business cycles