- International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept
- Published Date:
- February 2016
Rahul Anand is Assistant to the Director in the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development. Prior to this, he worked in the African Department and the Asia and Pacific Department, covering South Africa, India, and Sri Lanka. His research spans a range of areas, including general equilibrium modeling to study monetary policy issues in emerging markets, macro-critical structural reforms, subsidy reforms, and growth-enhancing structural transformation. He has published widely, including in the Journal of Monetary Economics, and his research has also featured in The Economist, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Before joining the IMF in 2010, he held various senior positions in India as a member of the Indian Administrative Service—designing, implementing, and monitoring government economic programs and policies. He has a PhD from Cornell University and a master’s degree from Harvard University.
Paul Cashin is Assistant Director in the Asia and Pacific Department and Mission Chief for India. Prior to this, he worked in the IMF’s Research Department, on issues related to developing countries; in the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department, where he was Chief of the Caribbean Division and Mission Chief to the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent; and in the Middle East and Central Asia Department, where he was Chief of the Regional Studies Division and Mission Chief to Jordan. Before joining the IMF, Mr. Cashin was Principal Research Economist at the Ministry of Agriculture in Victoria, Australia, and Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Mr. Cashin has published widely in several fields of economics, including macroeconomic modeling, commodity prices and exchange rates, international economics, and economic development. He obtained his PhD and an MA in Economics from Yale University, and holds an MAgrSc in Agricultural Economics and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Melbourne in Australia.
Sonali Das is an Economist in the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department, covering India and Nepal. Prior to this, she was in the IMF’s Strategy, Policy, and Review Department, where her responsibilities included working on the IMF program with Pakistan. Ms. Das received her PhD in Economics from Cornell University in 2012 and holds an MA from McGill University and a BSc from the University of Toronto. During the course of her doctoral studies she was a visiting fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, a research associate at the Brookings Institution, and a summer intern at the IMF. Her research interests include banking, financial stability, and financial development.
Roberto Guimaráes is a Deputy Division Chief in the Regional Studies Division of the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department. He has worked on a number of countries, including covering financial sector issues in Mexico and Argentina, and on IMF surveillance teams covering India, Malaysia, Singapore, Costa Rica, and Panama. He has also led IMF missions to Bhutan and Fiji. Mr. Guimaráes has published in Economics Letters, Economics Bulletin, Applied Financial Economics, Finance & Development, as well as IMF working papers and Occasional Papers. He has worked on a range of policy issues in international finance and macroeconomics, including capital flows, foreign exchange intervention, and monetary policy. He holds a PhD in economics and an MSc in Statistics.
Naresh Kumar is currently a Research Analyst in the IMF’s African Department. Previously, he worked on India at the IMF office in Delhi and on Latin American countries while in the private sector. He joined the IMF in 2009. He is an Indian national and has a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Delhi University. He has published on growth and inequality, labor market issues, and inflation in India. His research interests are in monetary policy in low-income countries, trade, structural issues, inequality, and labor market issues.
Kamiar Mohaddes is a Senior Lecturer and Fellow in Economics at Girton College, University of Cambridge. He is also a member of the Economic Research Forum (ERF) advisory committee, an ERF Research Fellow, and an associate researcher at the Energy Policy Research Group (EPRG), University of Cambridge. He holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Warwick and an MPhil and a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge. His main areas of research are macroeconomics, global and national macroeconometric modeling, and energy economics. His articles have been published in a number of edited volumes (Cambridge University Press and Routledge) as well as in leading journals, including the Journal of Applied Econometrics and Energy Economics.
Adil Mohommad joined the IMF as an Economist in 2011. He currently works in the Asia Pacific Department on Australia and New Zealand, and previously also worked on Nepal and Bhutan. His research includes work on trade, institutions, productivity, and growth. He received his BA from Delhi University, MA from Delhi School of Economics, and his PhD from the University of Maryland in 2010.
Prachi Mishra is on leave from the IMF as Specialist Adviser (equivalent to Chief General Manager) in the Department of Economic and Policy Research at the Reserve Bank of India. Prior to that, she was Senior Economist in the Office of Chief Economic Advisor in the Ministry of Finance, and at the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council in the Government of India; and Senior Economist at the IMF. At the IMF, she has worked for the Monetary and Capital Markets, Research, Western Hemisphere, and Fiscal Affairs Departments, and in the office of the First Deputy Managing Director. She received a PhD in Economics from Columbia University in 2004, and a master’s degree from the Delhi School of Economics in 1999.
Yasuhisa Ojima is a Senior Economist in the Asia and Pacific Department and a Mission Chief for Tonga. Prior to joining the IMF, he was a Director in the Credit Risk Analysis division at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and a Resident Representative for the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) in Vietnam. He has published several textbooks and articles in the field of international and development economics and taught at Waseda University in Tokyo. Mr. Ojima holds degrees from Yale University and Keio University.
Laura Papi is Assistant Director in the African Department of the International Monetary Fund, heading the Southern 2 Division, and IMF Mission Chief for South Africa. She has worked on a broad range of emerging market countries: immediately before South Africa, she was IMF Mission Chief for India, and before that she covered Brazil, China, Malaysia, and Mexico. Previously she worked as Associate Director at Deutsche Bank, London, in Emerging Market Research concentrating on Turkey and Emerging Europe (1997-2000). She has a PhD from the University of Warwick (UK).
Mehdi Raissi is an economist in the Asia and Pacific Department of the IMF. Mr. Raissi joined the IMF in 2010 and worked in the Middle East and Central Asia Department, as well as in the Strategy, Policy and Review Department on several multilateral surveillance issues and a range of surveillance and program countries. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge. His main areas of research are global and national macroeconometric modeling, cross-country spillovers of financial stress, and energy economics. His articles have been published in leading journals, including the Journal of Applied Econometrics and Energy Economics.
Agustín Roitman is an Economist in the IMF’s European Department, currently working on Greece. Prior to joining the IMF, he held research positions at the Inter-American Development Bank. In previous positions at the IMF, he has covered a range of economies, including Qatar, Jordan, Malaysia, and Russia, and was involved in several research projects on the Middle East and Central Asia. His main areas of expertise include international finance and open economy macroeconomics, and his research centers on fiscal and monetary issues in emerging market and developing countries. Mr. Roitman holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland, and a BA in Economics from Universidad Nacional de Cordoba (Argentina).
Devesh Roy is a Research Fellow in the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). He is currently based at IFPRI’s New Delhi office. His main areas of research are agricultural markets, with a special focus on food safety issues. He is currently involved in analysis of several inflationary commodities in India (such as onions and pulses), and he is completing a book on evolution of the pulses sector in India. Devesh Roy studied Economics at Delhi University for his undergraduate degree and obtained a master’s degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. Subsequently, he obtained a PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland.
Volodymyr Tulin is an Economist in the Asia and Pacific Department of the IMF. Previously he worked in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, focusing on systemically important banks in major emerging market economies. During his IMF career, he has also worked in other departments, covering Mexico and the United States, Central and South America, as well as emerging Europe. His research interests include inflation dynamics, inclusive growth and inequality, and capital flows. Mr. Tulin holds a master’s degree in Development Economics from Harvard University.
James P. Walsh is a Deputy Division Chief in the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department, focusing on issues related to macrofinancial linkages and financial stability. He joined the IMF in 2001 and has held a wide range of positions, including in the IMF’s policy design department and country surveillance work on emerging markets in all regions of the world. His analytical work has covered capital flows, inflation, infrastructure investment, and systemic financial risks. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago and a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jiangyan Yu is a Senior Economist in the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department, covering Korea. Prior to this, he worked on Mongolia and Nepal, as well as Tuvalu. Before joining the IMF in 2009, Mr. Yu had more than 10 years’ working experience in the Central Bank of China.