Ralph Chami - Economic Research Forum (ERF)

Ralph Chami

Policy Affiliates

Division Chief for Libya, Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF


Areas of Interest:

  • Financial Risk Management
  • Financial Markets
  • Banking Regulation and Supervision
  • Monetary Policy

Education:

  • Ph.D., Economics, The Johns Hopkins University, 1992
  • M.B.A., The University of Kansas, 1986
  • B.S., The American University of Beirut, 1983

Experience:

  • Division Chief for Libya, Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen, Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF, Apr. 2011-Present
  • Head of Unemployment-Growth Nexus Team. Middle East and Central Asia Department, IMF, 2010-Present
  • Division Chief of Regional Studies, Middle East and Central Asia Department, May 2009-Apr. 2011

Latest Publications:

  • “Remittances and Institutions: Are Remittances a Curse?” by Yasser Abdih, Ralph Chami, Jihad Dagher, and Peter Montiel. World Development, Forthcoming.
  • “Regional Economic Outlook,” Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund, May 2011.
  • “Further Fallout from the Global Financial Crisis, Credit Crunch in the Periphery,” by Adolfo Barajas, Ralph Chami, Raphael Espinosa, and Heiko Hesse. World Economics, Vol. 12, pp.153-176, 2011.

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