Philippe Karam

International Monetary Fund

Philippe Karam works at the International Monetary Fund, having previously held mid- and senior level positions at the Arab Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and Canadian Ministry of Finance and Central Bank. Mr. Karam has an extensive experience assessing global, regional, and country-level economic and financial prospects, and advising countries on the design, implementation, and evaluation of macroeconomic policies.

He possesses broad knowledge of economic modeling and applied quantitative methods with a wide range of research in monetary policy analysis and forecasting, monetary operations, exchange rate regimes and polices, fiscal policy and rules, sustainability of public finances, and financing and rollover risks; macroeconomic effects of pension reforms; and crisis-related measures in the financial system and sovereign balance sheet risks. Mr. Karam holds a Ph.D. from Queen’s University, Canada.

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  • 17 - 18 August 2019 / Peking University, Beijing / Chinese University of Hong Kong – Tsinghua University Joint Research Center for Chinese Economy, the Institute for Emerging Market Studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development at Stanford University, the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University, BREAD, NBER and CEPR
  • 19 - 20 August 2019 / Vienna, Palais Coburg / WU Research Institute for Capital Markets (ISK)
  • 29 - 30 August 2019 / Galatina, Italy /
  • 4 - 5 September 2019 / Roma Eventi, Congress Center, Pontificia Università Gregoriana Piazza della Pilotta, 4, Rome, Italy / European Center of Sustainable Development , CIT University
  • 9 - 14 September 2019 / Guildford, Surrey, UK / The University of Surrey