Andrew Berg

Deputy Director, IMF Institute for Capacity Development

Andrew Berg is Deputy Director of the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development. Previously he was Chief of the Development Macroeconomics Division in the Research Department, and before that Chief of the Regional Studies Division the African Department as well as Mission Chief to Malawi. He first joined the IMF in 1993 and spent several years in the Research Department. He has also worked at the U.S. Treasury, including as Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asia and Latin America in 2000-2001 and Chief Economist of the Mexican Task Force in 1995-1996. As an associate of Jeffrey Sachs, he advised the Polish government during 1989-1991.

He has a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT and an undergraduate degree from Harvard. He has published articles on, among other things, the sources of sustained growth accelerations, the macroeconomics of aid, the economics of transition, dollarization, and the use of early warning systems for predicting currency crises. His current research agenda includes monetary policy and debt sustainability analysis in low-income countries.

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