Mohsin S. Khan

Director, Middle East and Central Asia Department
(from 2004 to 2008)

Biographical Information

July 02, 2014

Mohsin S. Khan, from Pakistan, is the Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department of the International Monetary Fund.

Mr. Khan holds a B.A. from Punjab University in Pakistan, a B.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics, an M.A. from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. He joined the IMF in 1972 as an Economist in the Financial Studies Division of the Research Department, where he held increasingly senior positions, including Advisor, Assistant Director, and Senior Advisor. He was Deputy Director of the Research Department before becoming Director of the IMF Institute in 1996. In 2003 he was appointed Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department of the IMF.

His past experience includes: Visiting Lecturer and Research Fellow at the London School of Economics (1975-76); Adviser to the Central Bank of Venezuela (1976); and Chief of the Macroeconomics Division of the Development Research Department in the World Bank (1985-86). Mr. Khan serves on the editorial boards of ten academic journals. He is a member of the Research Advisory Panel of the South Asia Network of Economic Institutes (SANEI) in India. He is listed in Who's Who in Economics (1986, 1999). In 2003 he was awarded (jointly with A. Mirakhor) the Islamic Development Bank Prize in Islamic Economics for outstanding contributions to the field.

Mr. Khan has published widely on macroeconomic and monetary policies in developing countries, economic growth, international trade and finance, Islamic banking, and IMF programs. He has edited seven books and published numerous articles in the main economics journals.