Laura Kodres

Assistant Director and Division Chief for the Global Financial Stability Analysis Division in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF

Dr Laura E Kodres is currently an Assistant Director and Division Chief for the Global Financial Stability Analysis Division in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department at the International Monetary Fund. There she oversees the analytical chapters of the IMF’s Global Financial Stability Report. She holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of California at Davis and a PhD in Economics from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. She has held positions at First National Bank of Chicago (presently JP Morgan Chase & Co) and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Dr Kodres became a Finance Professor at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in 1989. In 1992, she took a position as an Economist at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and then at the Federal Reserve Board. She has been with the International Monetary Fund since 1994, holding a variety of positions. She has published papers on a number of financial topics, including contagion and behavioural finance, in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, and the Journal of Business.

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