Jonathan Ostry

Deputy Director, Research Department, IMF

Jonathan D Ostry is Deputy Director of the Research Department (RES) at the International Monetary Fund, where he leads a variety of teams dealing with: the IMF-FSB Early Warning Exercise on global systemic macrofinancial risks; vulnerabilities exercises for advanced and emerging market countries; multilateral exchange rate surveillance, including the work of CGER, the Fund’s Consultative Group of Exchange Rates; issues related to the international financial architecture (capital inflows and the appropriate policy response; reform of the Fund’s lending toolkit; country insurance issues); and fiscal sustainability issues.

Past positions include leading the division that produces the IMF’s flagship multilateral surveillance publication, the World Economic Outlook, and leading country teams on Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and Singapore. Mr. Ostry is the author/editor of a number of books on international macro policy issues, and numerous articles in scholarly journals. He holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Oxford (Balliol College) and Queen’s University (Canada), and graduate degrees from the London School of Economics (M.Sc., economics) and the University Chicago (Ph.D., 1988).