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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.