Dr Mike Seiferling
MPA Programme Director, School of Public Policy, University College London (UCL)

Mike is MPA Programme Director and Assistant Professor of Public Finance at the School of Public Policy, University College London (UCL) with research focused on the links between macroeconomics, finance, accounting, and political science. Specifically, these include taxation, budgeting, fiscal performance, public sector accounting and accountability, balance sheet analysis, statistics, and technological innovations in the public sector (cryptocurrency and democratic/collective choice mechanisms).

For the past ten years, Mike has worked as an expert for several international organizations (currently a short-term expert at the IMF, World Bank and UN) and private sector firms to improve financial literacy, debt management, fiscal transparency, and compliance with international standards in central banks, ministries of finance and commercial banks in over sixty countries worldwide. Previously, Mike worked as an economist at the International Monetary Fund (2011-2015) and completed his PhD from the London School of Economics in 2012.

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