As a Senior Economist at FCI, Stefan Apfalter currently focuses on market competition issues. Prior to joining FCI, Stefan was a Senior Evaluation Officer with IEG where he specialized on private sector development issues. With IEG he authored a range of flagship evaluation reports including on financial inclusion, market creation, public-private partnerships, infrastructure, pollution management and health. From 2019-2021 Stefan supported the private sector country engagement cycle with IFC’s Country Economics. Stefan holds a Masters in Finance from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and a PhD in engineering from University of Technology, Vienna, Austria.