Mr. Collyns joined the IEO as Director in February 2017, after working as Managing Director and Chief Economist at the Institute of International Finance for 3 1/2 years. He served as Assistant Secretary for International Finance at the US Treasury Department from February 2010 to July 2013. Prior to joining Treasury, he worked at the IMF, including as Deputy Director in the Research Department responsible for the World Economic Outlook and Deputy Director in the Western Hemisphere Department. He holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Oxford and a BA from the University of Cambridge.
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. 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
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.
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.
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
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.
Before joining the IEO, Ms. Zhou was a senior economist in the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Market Department and mission chief for Morocco’s FSAP. Prior IMF assignments include working in the Asia & Pacific, European, and Middle East & Central Asia Departments. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Georgetown University and a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Zhejiang University.