Adam Bennett is Deputy Director of the Political Economy of Financial Markets (PEFM) program and an Associate of SEESOX at the European Studies Centre, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University. Prior to joining St. Antony’s College, Bennett worked for the International Monetary Fund (IMF), from which he retired in 2011. He was Senior Advisor (aka Deputy Director of Department) in the IMF’s European Department during 2009-11, with responsibility (inter alia) for the Western Balkans, as well as mission chief for Italy. Before that, he was Senior Advisor in the Middle East Department, overseeing missions to many countries in the region, and mission chief himself for Afghanistan, Iraq, and West Bank & Gaza. He was head of the IMF office in Cairo for two years through 2002. During the second half of the 1990s he was chief of the IMF’s Stand-by Operations division, covering all the IMF’s big ticket programs of that era. In his early career, Bennett worked for the UK Treasury (specializing in monetary policy and forecasting), and for two investment banks. Bennett’s published work has ranged over macroeconomics, monetary economics and post-conflict economics. He is a past member of the Editorial Board of the journal of Economic Modelling. Bennett was educated at Cambridge University and the London School of Economics.