Mr. Walsh is a deputy chief in the Monetary and Capital Markets department at the International Monetary Fund, focusing on issues related to monetary policy, and financial stability, particularly in Asia and the Americas. He is also Deputy Mission Chief for the joint IMF-World Bank Financial Sector Assessment of China. His previous assignments at the IMF as well as country surveillance work on various emerging markets in all regions of the world, including China and India. His analytical work has covered macro-financial linkages, inflation, financing infrastructure investment, and systemic financial risks, and he was co-editor of a book on Asian financial systems. He also worked in the IMF’s policy design department, assessing the IMF’s surveillance of developing economies.He has a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago and a BA in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.