Dr Krishna Srinivasan is a Deputy Director in the Asia-Pacific Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In this capacity, he oversees the institution’s work on several countries, including China, the Republic of Korea, Hong Kong SAR (China), Mongolia and the small island economies of the Pacific.
Srinivasan has been with the IMF since 1994 and has served in several departments across the institution. He was previously a Deputy Director in the Western Hemisphere Department, where he oversaw the institution’s work on several countries in the region, including Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador and the island economies of the Caribbean. Before that, he was in the IMF’s European Department, serving as the IMF’s mission chief for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Israel, and before that in the Research Department, where he led the IMF’s work on the G-20 and was the editor of an IMF book Global Rebalancing: A Roadmap for Economic Recovery.
Srinivasan is a co-editor of two recent books: Brazil—Boom, Bust and the Road to Recovery; and Unleashing Growth and Strengthening Resilience in the Caribbean. He secured his PhD in International Finance from Indiana University and a Master’s from the Delhi School of Economics, India, and has published several papers both at the IMF and in leading academic journals.