While the global economy is on an economic upswing, policy makers at the IMF, World Bank Annual Meetings 2017 recognised that a consistent framework is necessary to improve growth fundamentals, tackle rising debt, and address social and political concerns about rising inequities
Distinguished Fellow, Geoeconomics Studies Programme
Anoop Singh was Managing Director and Head of Regulatory Affairs, Asia Pacific, for JP Morgan until mid-2015, and is currently on the adjunct faculties at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, and at Georgetown University, Washington DC. Before that, at the International Monetary Fund, he was Director of the Asia and Pacific Department (2008-13) and Director of the Western Hemisphere Department (2002-08). Mr. Singh, an Indian national, holds degrees from the universities of Bombay, Cambridge, and the London School of Economics. His other appointments at the IMF have included: Director, Special Operations in the Office of the Managing Director; Senior Advisor, Policy Development and Review Department; and Assistant Director, European Department. His additional work experience includes: Special Advisor to the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India; Senior Economic Advisor to the Vice President, Asia Region, the World Bank; Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, and sometime lecturer in Bombay University. Mr. Singh has worked and written on macroeconomic, surveillance, and crisis management issues, helping design IMF-supported programs in emerging market, transition, and developing countries in South and South-East Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. He led IMF missions to Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia during the Asian crisis, to Vietnam, Bulgaria, and Albania during their early transition experiences, and to a number of other countries in Asia and in the Americas, including India, Australia, China, Japan, and Argentina. Mr. Singh's publications include,"The Financial Market Crisis and Risks for Latin America", "Macroeconomic Volatility: The Policy Lessons from Latin America", "Inclusive Growth, Institutions, and the Underground Economy", "Sustaining Latin America's Resurgence: Some Historical Perspectives", "Stabilization and Reform in Latin America: A Macroeconomic Perspective on the Experience Since the 1990s", "Latin America's Resurgence", "Australia, Benefiting from Economic Reform", "Macroeconomic Issues Facing ASEAN Countries", and "Monetary Policy in India: Issues and Evidence (RBI)". His recent work on Asia has included directing the IMF’s periodic Regional Economic Outlook, with related posts (http://blog-imfdirect.imf.org/bloggers/anoop-singh/). He has organized conferences and seminars on political and economic issues affecting the ASEAN countries, "Asia and the IMF", Indonesia, Argentina, the Andean region, Central America, the Caribbean region, and the United States.
Geoeconomics, Macroeconomic, Surveillance, and Crisis management
Last modified: February 27, 2018
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