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Vitor Gaspar joins IMF as head of fiscal affairs

Vitor Gaspar took up his position as director of the IMF's fiscal affairs department in early June. The appointment of the former Portuguese finance minister was announced by Christine Lagarde, the Fund's managing director, in February. 

Gaspar chaired the EU Commission's High Level Expert Group on Taxation of the Digital Economy, which published its report on May 28. He is a former special adviser in Banco de Portugal, the Portuguese central bank, acting director-general of the European Commission's Bureau of Policy Advisers and director-general of general research at the European Central Bank.   

The fiscal affairs department contributes analysis and research to the work of the IMF and advises about 130 member countries each year. 

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