Senior Fellow - School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

John Lipsky

Mr. Lipsky currently is a Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), based in Washington, DC.  Previously, Mr. Lipsky served as First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund from September, 2006 to August, 2011, as well as Acting Managing Director during May-July 2011. Subsequently, he served as Special Advisor to the IMF’s Managing Director through the Cannes G20 Summit in November, 2011. Mr. Lipsky’s other current activities include serving as a Co-Chair of the Aspen Institute’s Program on the World Economy, the Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the International Monetary System, a Non-Executive Director of HSBC Holdings, plc. and Global Policy Advisor of Anderson Global Macro LLC. He also serves as a Director of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), as a member of the Advisory Board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and a Director of the Center for Global Development. He is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Before coming to the Fund in 2006, Mr. Lipsky was Vice Chairman of the JPMorgan Investment Bank. Previously, Mr. Lipsky served as JPMorgan’s Chief Economist, and as Chase Manhattan Bank’s Chief Economist and Director of Research. He served as Chief Economist of Salomon Brothers, Inc. from 1992 until 1997. From 1989 to 1992, Mr. Lipsky was based in London, where he directed Salomon Brothers’ European Economic and Market Analysis Group. Before joining Salomon Brothers in 1984, he spent a decade at the IMF, where he helped manage the Fund’s exchange rate surveillance procedure and analyzed developments in international capital markets. He also participated in negotiations with several member countries and served as the Fund’s Resident Representative in Chile during 1978-80.

A graduate of Wesleyan University, Mr. Lipsky earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. Subsequently, he was awarded an M.A. and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.

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