Bin Grace Li is a Senior Economist in the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund. Her research is in the areas of Macro-Finance, Development Economics, and International Finance. Previously she was desk economist for U.S. and Canada covering economic issues of monetary policy and external sector. She was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) teaching Development and Growth in 2009-2010. She has published in peer-reviewed international journals on banking, development, commodity, and fiscal policy. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.