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Luis Carlos Ibanez Thomae

2021-11-16T10:39:43-05:00November 12, 2021|

Luis Carlos Ibanez Thomae is an economist in the IMF’s Regional Office for Central America, Panama and the Dominican Republic. Previously, he worked as Economist in the Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecasting Department of the Central Bank of Guatemala. He holds a M.S. in policy economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States of America.

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Patrick Njoroge

2020-11-05T10:03:41-05:00November 4, 2020|

Dr. Patrick Njoroge is the ninth Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), and has been in office since June 19, 2015. Dr. Njoroge joined CBK after a twenty-year career at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC. Prior to his appointment as Governor, Dr. Njoroge was Advisor to the IMF Deputy Managing Director from December 2012, where […]

Raphael Espinoza

2021-10-07T09:04:16-04:00October 1, 2020|

Raphael Espinoza is a deputy division chief in the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department. He was previously an Assistant Professor in Economics at University College London, where he was also the Director of the Centre for Studies of Emerging Economies. At the IMF he has worked in the Research Department and on the United Kingdom, Spain, the Dominican Republic, and various […]

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Caribbean: Navigating Uncharted Waters

2020-04-30T08:08:26-04:00April 29, 2020|

By Krishna Srinivasan, Sònia Muñoz, and Varapat Chensavasdijai

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe—bringing severe human and economic costs—the Caribbean is no exception. With over 1,000 confirmed cases, many countries have taken strong containment measures, such as border closures and lockdowns, to “flatten the curve.” […]

Finding Solid Footing for the Global Economy

2020-02-21T09:44:28-05:00February 19, 2020|

By Kristalina Georgieva

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As the Group of Twenty industrialized and emerging market economies (G-20) finance ministers and central bank governors gather in Riyadh this week, they face an uncertain economic landscape.

After disappointing growth in 2019, we began to see signs of stabilization and risk reduction, including the Phase 1 U.S.-China trade deal. In January, […]

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