Vikram Haksar is an Assistant Director in the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department. He currently leads work on the IMF’s Financial Sector Assessment Program that conducts in-depth reviews in countries around the world on policies for assessing and addressing financial stability risk. He is also leading work on the impact of climate change on financial stability and represents the Fund on climate risk scenarios at the Network for Greening the Financial System coalition of central banks. Vikram has written extensively on fintech and been a lead author of the IMF’s main papers on global data policies, digital currencies across borders and the Bali Fintech Agenda. Prior to this he managed review work on crisis programs including Ukraine, and global surveillance, G20 prospects, and spillover analysis. Vikram was earlier the IMF’s mission chief for Brazil during the ‘currency wars’ and lead the IMF team that set-up the $70 billion Flexible Credit Line agreement with Mexico in 2009 in the aftermath of the Lehman failure. He has worked on emerging economies in Asia––including Thailand during the Asian crisis––and Eastern Europe and was the Fund’s resident representative in the Philippines. Vikram received his Ph.D. from Cornell University.

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