James P Walsh

Last Updated: May 24, 2016

James Walsh

James P. Walsh. Mr. Walsh is a deputy chief in the Monetary and Capital Markets department at the International Monetary Fund, focusing on issues related to monetary policy, and financial stability, particularly in Asia and the Americas. He is also Deputy Mission Chief for the China FSAP, and is part of the IMF’s Future of Asian Finance project, which has organized conferences in the region to discuss financial challenges and developments in the region, and is a co-editor of a book published in August on this topic. His previous assignments at the IMF as well as country surveillance work on various emerging markets in all regions of the world, including China and India. His analytical work has covered macro-financial linkages, inflation, financing infrastructure investment, and systemic financial risks. He also worked in the IMF’s policy design department, assessing the IMF’s surveillance of developing economies. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago and a BA in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Email: JWALSH@imf.org

Fluent In: Chinese, French, German, Spanish.

Education:

2001: Ph.D., Economics, University of Chicago

1994: B.A., University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude with special honors in Economics.


Country work or Mission Assignment:

China (2013, December 2014-Present)

FSAP Mission Chief, Azerbaijan (May 2014-July 2015)

Mission Chief, Tuvalu (January 2011 - July 2013)

India (January 2010 - January 2013)

Argentina (September 2009 - January 2010)

Chile (December 2005 - September 2009)

Romania (May 2004 - December 2005)

Nicaragua (March 2003 - May 2004)

Paraguay (October 2002 - March 2003)

Angola (February 2002 - October 2002)

Lesotho (October 2001 - October 2002)


IMF Career:

Deputy Division Chief, Monetary and Capital Markets Department (October 2013-Present)

Mission Chief, Asia Pacific Department (Tuvalu), January 2011 - July 2013

Senior Economist, Asia Pacific Department (India), January 2010 - Present

Senior Economist, Western Hemisphere Department (Argentina), September 2008-January 2010

Economist, Western Hemisphere Department (Chile), December 2005 - September 2008

Economist, Policy Development and Review Department (PRGF Operations Division), October 2003 - December 2005

Economist Program, Policy Development and Review Department, October 2002-October 2003

Economist Program, African Department (October 2001-October 2002)

IMF Books and Working Papers:

The Future of Asian Finance , August 18, 2015

The Fiscal and Welfare Impacts of Reforming Fuel Subsidies in India , Working Paper No. 13/128 , May 29, 2013

Inflation and Income Inequality : Is Food Inflation Different? , Working Paper No. 12/147 , June 01, 2012

Financing Infrastructure in India : Macroeconomic Lessons and Emerging Market Case Studies , Working Paper No. 11/181 , August 01, 2011

Reconsidering the Role of Food Prices in Inflation , Working Paper No. 11/71 , April 01, 2011

Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment: A Sectoral and Institutional Approach , Working Paper No. 10/187 , August 01, 2010

The Global Financial Crisis: Explaining Cross-Country Differences in the Output Impact , Working Paper No. 09/280 , December 01, 2009

Factor Model for Stress-testing with a Contingent Claims Model of the Chilean Banking System , Working Paper No. 08/89 , April 01, 2008

Review of the 2002 Conditionality Guidelines , September 07, 2005

IMF Country Reports

2010 India Article IV Staff Report

2008 Chile Article IV Staff Report

2007 Chile Article IV Staff Report

2006 Chile Article IV Staff Report

Romania: First Review Under Stand By Arrangement

Nicaragua: Fifth and Sixth Reviews under PRGF

Nicargua: Fourth Review under PRGF

Nicaragua: Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries - Completion Point Document

Nicaragua: First and Second Reviews under PRGF

2001 Lesotho Article IV Staff Report and Second Review under PRGF

IMF Occasional Papers, Pamphlets, and Special Issues Papers

Global Financial Regulatory Reform: Implications for Latin America

Review of the 2002 IMF Conditionality Guidelines

James Walsh

James P. Walsh. Mr. Walsh is a deputy chief in the Monetary and Capital Markets department at the International Monetary Fund, focusing on issues related to monetary policy, and financial stability, particularly in Asia and the Americas. He is also Deputy Mission Chief for the China FSAP, and is part of the IMF’s Future of Asian Finance project, which has organized conferences in the region to discuss financial challenges and developments in the region, and is a co-editor of a book published in August on this topic. His previous assignments at the IMF as well as country surveillance work on various emerging markets in all regions of the world, including China and India. His analytical work has covered macro-financial linkages, inflation, financing infrastructure investment, and systemic financial risks. He also worked in the IMF’s policy design department, assessing the IMF’s surveillance of developing economies. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago and a BA in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Email: JWALSH@imf.org

Fluent In: Chinese, French, German, Spanish.

Education:

2001: Ph.D., Economics, University of Chicago

1994: B.A., University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude with special honors in Economics.


Country work or Mission Assignment:

China (2013, December 2014-Present)

FSAP Mission Chief, Azerbaijan (May 2014-July 2015)

Mission Chief, Tuvalu (January 2011 - July 2013)

India (January 2010 - January 2013)

Argentina (September 2009 - January 2010)

Chile (December 2005 - September 2009)

Romania (May 2004 - December 2005)

Nicaragua (March 2003 - May 2004)

Paraguay (October 2002 - March 2003)

Angola (February 2002 - October 2002)

Lesotho (October 2001 - October 2002)


IMF Career:

Deputy Division Chief, Monetary and Capital Markets Department (October 2013-Present)

Mission Chief, Asia Pacific Department (Tuvalu), January 2011 - July 2013

Senior Economist, Asia Pacific Department (India), January 2010 - Present

Senior Economist, Western Hemisphere Department (Argentina), September 2008-January 2010

Economist, Western Hemisphere Department (Chile), December 2005 - September 2008

Economist, Policy Development and Review Department (PRGF Operations Division), October 2003 - December 2005

Economist Program, Policy Development and Review Department, October 2002-October 2003

Economist Program, African Department (October 2001-October 2002)

IMF Books and Working Papers:

The Future of Asian Finance , August 18, 2015

The Fiscal and Welfare Impacts of Reforming Fuel Subsidies in India , Working Paper No. 13/128 , May 29, 2013

Inflation and Income Inequality : Is Food Inflation Different? , Working Paper No. 12/147 , June 01, 2012

Financing Infrastructure in India : Macroeconomic Lessons and Emerging Market Case Studies , Working Paper No. 11/181 , August 01, 2011

Reconsidering the Role of Food Prices in Inflation , Working Paper No. 11/71 , April 01, 2011

Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment: A Sectoral and Institutional Approach , Working Paper No. 10/187 , August 01, 2010

The Global Financial Crisis: Explaining Cross-Country Differences in the Output Impact , Working Paper No. 09/280 , December 01, 2009

Factor Model for Stress-testing with a Contingent Claims Model of the Chilean Banking System , Working Paper No. 08/89 , April 01, 2008

Review of the 2002 Conditionality Guidelines , September 07, 2005

IMF Country Reports

2010 India Article IV Staff Report

2008 Chile Article IV Staff Report

2007 Chile Article IV Staff Report

2006 Chile Article IV Staff Report

Romania: First Review Under Stand By Arrangement

Nicaragua: Fifth and Sixth Reviews under PRGF

Nicargua: Fourth Review under PRGF

Nicaragua: Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries - Completion Point Document

Nicaragua: First and Second Reviews under PRGF

2001 Lesotho Article IV Staff Report and Second Review under PRGF

IMF Occasional Papers, Pamphlets, and Special Issues Papers

Global Financial Regulatory Reform: Implications for Latin America

Review of the 2002 IMF Conditionality Guidelines