Adrienne Cheasty

Country: United States

Adrienne Cheasty was appointed to IPSASB from January 2019. Ms. Cheasty is currently an Academic Visitor at St. Antony's College, Oxford. Until September 2018, she was Deputy Director of the IMF's Fiscal Affairs Department, responsible for the IMF's delivery of technical assistance in public finance to its 180+ member countries--including the measurement of fiscal variables, fiscal risk management, fiscal transparency, the public sector financial nexus, debt sustainability, and public enterprise management.

Ms. Cheasty has written widely on conceptual issues in fiscal accounting, including co-authoring standard references on government deficit measurement--for instance, 'The Measurement of Fiscal Deficits: Analytical and Methodological Issues' (with M. Blejer), Journal of Economic Literature, 1990; developing the analytical framework for the IMF's Government Finance Statistics (2001); contributing to the IMF's Code of Fiscal Transparency and supervising its reform; revising the IMF's (fiscal-risk-based) criteria for including public enterprises in public sector aggregates; and assessing the appropriate treatment of governments' response to the global financial crisis, for instance in 'Crisis-Related Measures in the Financial System and Sovereign Balance Sheet Risks (with U. Das), IMF Policy Paper, 2010 -- and also in the IMF-IPSASB taskforce on government crisis response.

Most recently, Ms. Cheasty developed the IMF's template for assessing the financial aspects of governments' responses to climate change (CCPA).


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