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Steven Barnett, and Rodolfo Maino
Published Date:
April 2013
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    Authors’ Biographies

    Juda Agung is currently deputy director and lead economist of Economic Research and Monetary Policy at Bank Indonesia. Before this position, he was an advisor to the Executive Director for South East Asia at the IMF, and assistant to the governor of Bank Indonesia. He spent most of his career in Bank Indonesia’s Economic Research and Monetary Policy Department. He has published articles in, among others, the Review of International Economics and Applied Economics, in the areas of monetary policy, banking, and interlinkages between monetary policy and the financial sector. He obtained his PhD in economics from the University Birmingham, United Kingdom, in 1999. He also holds a master’s degree in money, banking and finance from the same university.

    B.D.W. Ananda Silva has worked in the Central Bank of Sri Lanka for 28 years and presently holds the position of deputy governor. He has held many positions in the bank, including director of bank supervision and assistant governor in charge of the Price Stability and Financial Stability clusters before becoming the deputy governor. He is the current chairman of the Credit Information Bureau of Sri Lanka and the chairman of the Banker’s Institute of Sri Lanka. He is also a director of the Securities Exchange of Sri Lanka and director of the Insurance Board of Sri Lanka.

    Steven Barnett is a division chief in the Asia and Pacific Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He has spent the better part of the last 10 years covering Asia, including serving as assistant director at the IMF Office for Asia and the Pacific in Tokyo, resident representative to China, and resident representative to Thailand. Before joining the IMF in 1997, he earned is PhD in economics from the University of Maryland. He has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University as well as a master’s degree in Russian and East European Studies, also from Stanford.

    Sukarela Batunanggar is director of financial system stability at the Indonesian Financial Services Authority. Previously, he was director of banking research and regulation at Bank Indonesia. Since joining Bank Indonesia in 1988, he has had various key positions including as team leader of both the Specialist and the Frontline Supervision Teams, and as senior researcher at the Financial System Stability Bureau. He has published papers on banking supervision and financial stability issues and facilitates training program for bank supervisors and bankers on bank supervision, risk management, and corporate governance. He has a postgraduate degree from University of Nottingham, England, and a Diploma in Economics from the University of North Sumatra, Medan.

    Chayawadee Chai-anant is division chief at the Bank of Thailand’s International Economics Department, in charge of international strategies in various economic forums. Her career at the Bank of Thailand has also included monetary and foreign exchange policy, overseeing Thailand’s balance of payments analysis, as well as macroeconomic surveillance of Thailand’s economy. She spent time as a senior research fellow at the Bank for International Settlements Office in Hong Kong SAR and has published numerous research and policy papers. She holds a BA in economics from Chulalongkorn University, an MA in applied economics, and a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan.

    Shitangshu Kumar Sur Chowdhury is deputy governor of Bangladesh Bank. He is a career central banker now overseeing the policy and regulation of banks and financial institutions in Bangladesh. He is also responsible for foreign exchange reserve management and other policymaking departments of the central bank. He started his career as an assistant director at the central bank more than 30 years ago and has worked for several major. He has participated in many conferences, workshops, and seminars held abroad. He obtained his master’s degree in English from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh, and an MBA in finance and accounting. He is a diplomaed associate of the Institute of Bankers Bangladesh.

    Chris Hunt is an advisor in the macro-financial stability team within the Financial Markets Department at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ). The macro-financial stability team is responsible for the ongoing monitoring and surveillance of New Zealand’s financial system, as well as for research and policy advice related to macroprudential analysis. He has been in his current position since 2008, after starting at the RBNZ in the international team within the Economics Department in 2002. He holds BA (Hons) degrees in economics and political studies from the University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand), and an MA in political economy and a PhD in political science from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada).

    Cho-Hoi Hui is head of the Market Research Division of the Research Department, Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). His responsibilities include research on financial markets and policy issues involved in financial stability and banking structure. He was also a senior manager in the Banking Policy Department. Before joining the HKMA, he was a derivative analyst at Citibank. His research papers have appeared in the Journal of International Money and Finance; the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; and the Journal of Banking and Finance. He is the co-editor (with Hans Genberg) of a book entitled The Banking Sector in Hong Kong. He holds a BS in physics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a PhD in applied physics from Cornell University.

    Shogo Ishii is director of the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific of the International Monetary Fund. A Japanese national, he joined the IMF in 1981 and has held a variety of senior positions in the Asia and Pacific Department, including mission chief to Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam as well as senior resident representative in Thailand. He also worked in the former Monetary and Financial Systems Department and the former Policy Development and Review Department. During 1989–92, he was an advisor at the former Export-Import Bank of Japan. He holds a BA and an MA in economics from Nanzan University and a PhD in economics from the University of Oregon.

    Tae Soo Kang is director general of the Financial Stability Department at the Bank of Korea (BOK), in charge of monitoring the financial system, evaluating its stability, and publishing the semiannual Financial Stability Report. He is a member of the Standing Committee for Assessment of Vulnerability of the Financial Stability Board, and a former member of the Macroprudential Supervision Group of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. Before assuming his current position at BOK, he was director general of the Financial Stability Office (2009–11) and deputy director general of the Financial Market Department (2007–09). He was dispatched to the Korea Banking Institute as a professor for a year. He also worked at the Development Research Group–Finance Team in the World Bank (January 1998–January 2001).

    Jun Kim is currently a deputy governor and the chief economist of the Bank of Korea (BOK). He is also the director of the BOK Economic Research Institute. Before joining the BOK, he worked at the IMF as a deputy division chief in the Research Department (2002–10) and at the Korea Development Institute (1992–2001) as a senior fellow, and taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz (1988–92). He also served as a senior counselor to the Minister of Finance of Korea (1997–99). He earned his PhD in economics from Brown University in 1988 and a BA in economics from Seoul National University in 1979.

    LIAO Min was appointed director-general of the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) Shanghai Office in 2011. He joined the CBRC in 2003, and was the director-general of the General Department during 2009–11. During 1993–2000, he worked in the People’s Bank of China (the central bank) and in the China Everbright Group (Hong Kong SAR). He worked in the Bank of China head office during 2000–03. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics from Beijing University and an MBA from the University of Cambridge.

    Byadran Lkhagvasuren is director general of the Banking Supervision Department and policy board member of the Central Bank of Mongolia (Mongolbank). He joined Mongolbank’s Monetary Policy Department in 1994, and has served as senior economist, director general of Payment and the Information Technology Departments, and executive director of the Banking Academy. Before joining Mongolbank, he was an economist at the Economic Institute of the Central Planning Committee in1989–94. He was centrally involved in the banking sector restructuring program during the financial crises in 1998 and 2009. He is on the board of the Financial Regulatory Committee, and is board director of the Development Bank of Mongolia. He holds a BA and a master’s degree in economics from Mongolian National University and a master’s in international economics from Columbia University.

    Rodolfo Maino is a senior economist in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department at the IMF. In that capacity since 2008, he has provided coordination and management of technical assistance in Asia and contributed to the surveillance agenda for the Asia and Pacific region at the IMF by disseminating findings from technical cooperation. Before joining the IMF in 2001, he served as manager of international reserves and as a researcher at the Central Bank of Argentina and worked as a financial analyst for Philip Morris and as an economist at the World Bank. He has also held positions in academia, teaching econometrics, finance, and statistics. He holds a PhD in economics, specialized in finance, and master’s degrees in economics and in mathematical statistics.

    Rabi N. Mishra is chief general manager of the Financial Stability Unit at the Reserve Bank of India. He joined the bank in 1984 and has held a variety of senior positions. In his current assignment, he is instrumental in gauging the stability of the country’s financial system using advanced analytical models, and in the production of the biannual Financial Stability Report. He is a postgraduate in economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, research scholar at the Delhi School of Economics, and holds a PhD from Mumbai University. He also holds a postdoctorate in financial economics from Harvard University. His research endeavors encompassed empirical links between financial innovations and monetary policymaking and financial stability.

    Shigeto Nagai is associate director-general of the Bank of Japan. After joining the Bank of Japan in 1986, he has spent most of his career in the areas of international finance and monetary policy. He attends various international meetings with regard to monetary policy and is also in charge of relationship management with foreign media. He earned a BA in economics from Tokyo University and an MA in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

    NG Chuin Hwei is director (prudential risk) in the Prudential Policy Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Her responsibilities include the formulation of banking regulatory policy in areas such as housing loans and unsecured credit, concentration limits, and deposit insurance. She joined the MAS in 1994, and has served in various functions since then, including economic research, international relations, and banking supervision. She has represented MAS and Singapore at regional and international forums, including at ASEAN, ASEAN + 3, and the Financial Action Task Force. She received her BA in economics from Yale University, and a master’s in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

    NGUYEN Do Quoc Tho is a deputy director general and assistant to the governor of the State Bank of Vietnam. He is also a visiting research professor at the Australian School of Business and at the Rouen School of Business where he taught and published his first research articles in 2006–10. He is an expert in the area of spillover effects of macroeconomic shocks of the United States and the euro area on international financial markets. He has published in several international journals including the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money; Research in International Business and Finance; the International Financial Review; and the Journal of Risk Finance. He holds a PhD in finance from the University of New South Wales (Australia).

    Jacek Osiński is advisor in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department at the IMF and works on issues related to financial stability and central banking. He currently leads development of a macroprudential policy framework. Before coming to the IMF in 2010, he had an extensive career at the National Bank of Poland, where he held a number of key positions. He was director of the Financial System Department responsible for financial stability and the development of the Polish financial system, and deputy director of the Monetary and Credit Policy Department. He also represented the National Bank of Poland before several international bodies. He holds an MA in economics from the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland, and in banking and finance from the University of Stockholm, Sweden.

    Buy Bonnang Pal is assistant governor and director general of banking supervision at the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC). He joined the NBC in 1998 as first deputy director of the Center for Banking Studies and has occupied several management positions since then. Before joining the NBC, he worked as a senior official for the Phnom Penh municipality. On May 2012, he was elected as Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association. He graduated from Charles Sturt University, Australia, with an MBA in finance.

    Johnny Noe E. Ravalo is managing director of the Supervision and Examination Sector of the Central Bank of the Philippines (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, or BSP). He joined BSP in 2008 as managing director overseeing BSP units handling banking policy, licensing, consumer complaints, and others. He is a member of the BSP Financial Stability Committee and head of its technical committee. In the Financial Sector Forum, he chairs the Reporting, Information Exchange and Dissemination Committee and is chair of the working group on private banking. He previously served in various capacities with financial professional associations and multilateral agencies. He finished his undergraduate degree in business economics from the University of the Philippines. He earned his master’s degree in political economy and PhD in economics from Boston University.

    Renzo Rossini has been the general manager of the Central Reserve Bank of Peru since September 2003. His responsibilities include advising the board of directors on monetary policy and on international reserve management, and leading the execution of the central bank’s policies. Between 1991 and 2003, he was the manager of the Department of Economic Studies. He joined the central bank in May 1982. He has been a lecturer on economic policy at University del Pacifico (Lima, Peru) since 1995. He studied economics at University del Pacifico and earned a master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics in 1986.

    Kumudhini Saravanamuttu is director of statistics at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL). She previously served as the director of financial system stability at the CBSL. She is also a member of the Monetary Policy Committee and Financial System Stability Committee of the CBSL. She holds a master’s degree in economics specializing in finance from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

    Jouni Timonen is head of the Macroprudential Analysis Division of the Bank of Finland after joining the bank’s Financial Stability and Statistics Department in 2008. He also leads the bank’s financial stability policy process and is a member of the European Central Bank’s Financial Stability Committee and the European Systemic Risk Board’s working group. Earlier, he worked in the monetary policy implementation area at the European Central Bank (1999–2008) and the Bank of Finland (1995–99). During 2004–05, he was a technical assistance advisor at the IMF and since then has worked as a consultant for central banks in the areas of monetary policy implementation, financial markets, and financial stability. He holds an MSc in economics from the Helsinki School of Economics.

    Barry Topf is a member of the Bank of Israel’s Monetary Policy Committee and is senior advisor to the governor. He was appointed director of the Foreign Currency Department in 2001 and director of the Market Operations Department in 2008 with responsibility for management of foreign exchange reserves, and implementation of monetary and exchange rate policy. He is currently leading the bank’s efforts in financial stability, macroprudential policy, and crisis response. He has written on topics including banking, monetary policy and implementation, foreign exchange policy, portfolio management, and managing foreign currency reserves. He has also served as an advisor to central banks and other institutions on topics related to foreign exchange issues and monetary policy. He has a BA in history and economics and an MBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    Tarisa Watanagse is a former governor of the Bank of Thailand. She joined the bank in 1975, became governor in 2006, and retired in 2010. Her career at the bank included responsibilities in economic research, payment systems, and banking supervision, among others. She was a member, and later the chairperson, of the Monetary Policy Committee and the Financial Institution Policy Committee between 2001 and 2010. She participated as an external assessor in the assessment of banking supervision under the IMF and the World Bank’s Financial Sector Assessment Program in 2002. She graduated BE and ME in economics from Keio University, Tokyo, Japan, in 1973 and 1975, respectively, and earned her PhD in economics from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1988.

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