In September and October 2019, Mewael F. Tesfaselassie is Visiting Scholar at the IMFS, in addition to his position as researcher and lecturer at Mannheim University. He holds a Ph.D. from Tilburg University in the Netherlands. His current research focuses on monetary policy, endogenous growth and business cycles, and unemployment and the labor market. His academic field of interest encompasses monetary-macroeconomics, open-economy macroeconomics, monetary and fiscal policies, and adaptive learning in macroeconomics. He collaborates closely with Maik Wolters, IMFS Research Fellow and Professor of Macroeconomics at Friedrich Schiller University Jena.