Balazs Romhanyi graduated in 1991. He holds an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics and a PhD from the Budapest University of Economics. In the 1990s he worked for the National Bank of Hungary and the Resident Representative Office of the IMF in Budapest. From 2000 he worked for the Ministry of Finance as deputy head of the budget department. He played a significant role in drafting the Fiscal Responsibility Act adopted in 2008 (abolished by the new government in 2011). In 2009-2010 he was the chief of the staff of the Fiscal Council established by the FRA. Upon abolishment of the Office by an act of Parliament, he started the Fiscal Responsibility Institute Budapest (www.kfib.hu), an NGO advocating fiscal transparency and regularly publishing analytical papers in Hungarian fiscal policy (baseline scenarios, fiscal impact assessment). In 2019-2020 he was resident public financial management advisor of the IMF based in Kyiv, Ukraine. He is visiting professor of fiscal policy and public finance at the Central European University and provides international technical assistance (Bosnia-Hercegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro and Ukraine).