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In 2019, the IMF will complete 14 assessments under the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP). Eight of this year’s assessments are mandatory: Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Italy, Poland, Singapore, and Switzerland. The other six are voluntary: Algeria, Bahamas, Kuwait, FYR Macedonia, Malta, and Thailand. (more…)
Jason Harris is deputy division chief of the Public Financial Management division in the Fiscal Affairs Department. His research focusses on macroeconomic and fiscal policy, and he has developed the IMF’s Fiscal Transparency Code, Public Sector Balance Sheet assessments and Fiscal Stress Tests. Prior to joining the fund in 2010, he spent a decade at the Australian Treasury in various roles – as a macroeconomist, the manager for the Commonwealth Budget process and as an advisor to the Prime Minister. He also spent three years as a macro-fiscal advisor for the Papua New Guinean Treasury.
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Yongzheng Yang is currently the IMF’s Resident Representative to the Philippines. Until recently, he was a Deputy Division Chief at the Asia and Pacific Department of the IMF and the IMF’s mission chief for Myanmar. Prior to that, he was the IMF’s Resident Representative in Pacific island countries from 2010 to 2014 and served as the IMF’s mission chief for Papua New Guinea and Samoa.
Mr. Yang has also worked on countries in Africa and Central Asia. Before joining the IMF in 2001, he taught at The Australian National University and the Macquarie University for 10 years. His research interest includes financial inclusion, international trade, general equilibrium modelling, and development issues.
Elena Loukoianova is a Deputy Division Chief in IMF’s Asia Pacific Department. In the IMF, she has been working on country and financial surveillance issues, financial inclusion, the use of financial technologies (fintech), financial stability issues, methodological and analytical issues of balance sheet analysis, macroprudential policies, analytical tools to assess and monitor systemic risks, and IMF programs. Her current country assignment is Australia, and she is a mission chief for Tonga. In 2008-10, she worked as a Director and Senior Economist (Russia and CIS) in Emerging Market Research in Barclays Capital, as well as a Senior Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Her current research focuses on political risks, household debt impact on economic policies, economic applications of blockchain, and systemic risks. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Cambridge, England, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Ulyanovsk State University, Russia.
By Ian Parry
June 8, 2018
The world is getting hotter, resulting in rising sea levels, more extreme weather like hurricanes, droughts, and floods, as well as other risks to the global climate like the irreversible collapsing of ice sheets. (more…)