Gee Hee Hong is an economist in the Asia and Pacific Department of the IMF, covering Japan. Her work focuses on inflation dynamics, macro-financial linkages and various trade issues including exchange rate pass-through and global value chain. Previously, she worked on regional surveillance issues, Singapore, Malaysia and Fiji in the Asia and Pacific Department at the IMF (2014-2016). Prior to joining the IMF, she worked at Bank of Canada (2012-2014). Ms. Hong holds a B.A. from Seoul National
University (2006) and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley (2012).