Management & Staff

IEO staff comprises the Director and 11 other staff, including a Deputy Director, nine professional staff and two administrative assistants. A majority of the IEO staff is recruited from outside the IMF. IEO also engages consultants with particular expertise for specific evaluation projects.

Moisés Schwartz

Moisés Schwartz

Director

In 2009, the Executive Board selected Mr. Moisés Schwartz of Mexico as Director of the IEO. Before IEO, Mr. Schwartz was President of the National Commission for Retirement Savings in Mexico. Between 2004 and 2006 he served as an Executive Director of the IMF, representing Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain and Venezuela. Prior to that, Mr. Schwartz held several senior positions in Mexico’s public administration, including as the Finance Minister’s Chief of Staff and Director General of International Financial Affairs within the Ministry of Finance. He has also served as Director of Macroeconomic Analysis and Director of Economic Studies in Mexico’s Central Bank. Mr. Schwartz earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Tecnológico Autonómo de México and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Ruben Lamdany

Ruben Lamdany

Deputy Director

Before joining the IEO in 2006, he was Director at the World Bank Institute, which delivers capacity-building programs in developing countries. Prior World Bank assignments included senior positions in its Evaluation Unit, as well as in the units responsible for operations in the Balkans, Russia and Ukraine. At different times, he held positions at the International Monetary Fund and in the Bank of Israel, and at the Planning Institute of Jamaica. Mr. Lamdany holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University and degrees in Mathematics and Economics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Hans Genberg

Hans Genberg

Assistant Director

Mr. Genberg joined the IEO as an Assistant Director in August 2010. Prior to that he was a Visiting Advisor for one year at the Representative office for Asia and the Pacific of the Bank for International Settlements after having been Executive Director, Research at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and Director of the Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research since February 2005. Before joining the HKMA he was Professor of international economics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. A Swedish national, Mr. Genberg holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Shinji Takagi

Shinji Takagi

Assistant Director

Mr. Takagi joined the IEO in April 2013 after more than 20 years of teaching at Osaka University, where he is now Professor Emeritus. As a specialist in international monetary economics, Mr. Takagi is the author or coauthor of over 160 publications, including an undergraduate textbook that has sold 30,000 copies in the Japanese academic market. He began his career as an economist at the IMF and subsequently worked at the Bank of Japan and the Japanese Ministry of Finance; he spent 2002-06 as Advisor at the IEO. Mr. Takagi holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Rochester.

Ling Hui Tan

Ling Hui Tan

Advisor

Ms. Tan joined the IEO as an Advisor in April 2013. Prior to that, she was a Division Chief in the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development, responsible for the Institute’s macroeconomics training program in Asia and the Pacific. Ms. Tan was previously in the IEO during 2007-09; she has also worked in the IMF’s European Department. Her research publications include papers on trade and structural policy issues in various academic journals. Before joining the IMF she was an assistant professor at McGill University in Canada. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

Nancy Wagner

Nancy Wagner

Advisor

Before joining the IEO in August 2009, she was a Deputy Division Chief in the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department, leading missions to several Caribbean countries. Prior IMF assignments included working in the European and Finance Departments. In this capacity, she has written on a wide range of issues, including financial sector stability, the “new economy,” auction theory, the demographic shock, capital flows, and the impact of natural disasters on debt sustainability. Ms. Wagner holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the Johns Hopkins University.

Sanjay Dhar

Sanjay Dhar

Lead Evaluator

Before joining the IEO in 2009, Mr. Dhar worked at the World Bank, most recently as Economic Adviser in the Africa Region, and at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University and a B.Sc. (Econ) degree from the London School of Economics.

Louellen Stedman

Louellen Stedman

Lead Evaluator

Ms. Stedman joined the IEO in November 2008. She previously worked for over seventeen years at the U.S. Treasury, including as Director of the Office of International Monetary Policy and Financial Attaché in London. She holds an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.

Miguel de Las Casas

Miguel de Las Casas

Senior Economist

Mr. de Las Casas joined the IEO in April 2013. Between 2009 and 2012 he was Advisor to Executive Director at the IMF Executive Board. He previously worked for ten years at the International Affairs Department of the Banco de España. He holds a Masters in International Relations from IE Business School.

Carlos de Resende

Carlos de Resende

Senior Economist

Before joining the IEO in 2013, Carlos de Resende worked as advisor to the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland, and the Caribbean at the IMF Executive Board, at the Bank of Canada, and the Central Bank of Brazil. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Université de Montréal.

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Francesco Luna

Senior Economist

On leave from the IMF, Francesco Luna joined the IEO in 2013. He has worked on European and Central Asian economies and, with the IMF Institute, has lectured to almost one thousand country officials. Francesco was assistant professor at Università Ca’ Foscari in Venice. He holds a PhD from UCLA.