Monique Newiak is an Economist in the Regional Studies Division of the IMF’s African Department. Her country work has focused on anglophone and francophone Western African countries, such as Ghana and members of the West African Economic and Monetary Union. Prior to joining the African Department, she worked in the IMF’s Strategy, Policy and Review department on issues related to jobs and growth, program conditionality, and trade.
Monique Newiak holds a Ph.D. in Economics from The Ludwig-Maximilans-University in Munich, and Masters degrees in Business Administration and in Economics. Her research interests and publications have focused on development economics, international economics, the economics of gender, and monetary economics..