Uma Ramakrishnan is currently Deputy Director of the IMF’s Strategy, Policy and Review Department. She leads the department’s policy work on non-concessional lending. Since joining the Fund in 1998, she has worked on a variety of countries across Asia and Pacific, Western Hemisphere and the Middle East, including as mission chief for Jamaica and Egypt. She has also worked extensively […]
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Joyce Wong is a Senior Economist in the Regional Analytics and Strategy Division of the IMF’s Middle East and Central Asia department. She previously worked as a desk economist on Argentina, Jamaica, and various countries in Central America in the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from New York University and her research interests include inequality, labor, […]
Rui C. Mano is a senior economist in the IMF’s Strategy, Policy and Review Department. He contributes to the formulation and review of fund-wide policies, is the junior reviewer for several countries, conducts research mostly in the area of international economics/finance and acts as external sector economist in country teams (currently on the DRC, previously on the Jamaica program). He […]
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe—bringing severe human and economic costs—the Caribbean is no exception. With over 1,000 confirmed cases, many countries have taken strong containment measures, such as border closures and lockdowns, to “flatten the curve.” […]
As society braces for the potential havoc a changing climate could induce, it’s vital to gauge the range of shocks that the economy may soon endure. One way to quantify the effects of the potentially systemic shocks that could ripple through the financial […]