Susan Schadler served at the IMF for over 30 years, working on a variety of countries in Asia, Africa, and Europe as well as authoring many research papers and evaluations of IMF lending policies. Her published articles and books cover exchange rate policies, economic growth and crises, and the integration of Eastern and Western Europe. Her final position at the IMF was Deputy Director of the European Department. Since leaving the IMF she has been a senior member of St Antony’s College Oxford University , senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) , commentator on macroeconomic policy and consultant at the IMF. Currently, in collaboration with Leslie Lipschitz, she is completing a Macroeconomics for Professionals: A guide for analysts and those who need to understand them, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, 2018, The book can serve as a text book for students destined for practical public policy or financial sector work (teachers will like the fact that the book has a companion volume with exercises and case studies both of which make the already very practical approach to macroeconomic study even more concrete and vital) or as a guide for professionals who need to understand what often seems to be the black box of macroeconomic analysis and policy.