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    Dr. Beata Jajko currently works as a unit head at the Polish Ministry of Finance and is responsible for economic programs.  During her nine years at the Ministry she has been involved in a broad range of public policy issues, including conducting analyses for Polish economic policy, preparing opinions on fiscal policy, presenting recommendations on required public policy actions such as changes in the tax system, preparing public debt management strategies, and analyzing public-private partnership issues. She has also worked with international institutions and organizations including the IMF, European Commission, Eurostat and OECD. Dr. Jajko graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics with a Master of Economics degree. In 2008 she was awarded a Ph.D. in Economics from Warsaw University; the title of her dissertation was “Public Debt and Fiscal Policy.  The Polish Experience.”  During her fellowship year, Ms. Jajko will focus on fiscal policy management. Her specific interests will include ways of making public policy more supportive to economic growth while simultaneously addressing social problems; means of reforming the tax system to increase economic activity; reform of public expenses, and enhancing cooperation between public and private sector partners.