Louis Marc Ducharme was appointed Director of the IMF’s Statistics Department on June 17, 2013. Before joining the IMF, he spent 30 years at Statistics Canada where he held various positions in the areas of economic statistics. His last tenure was Assistant Chief Statistician responsible for all economic statistics. During his career he provided extensive technical assistance to a number of countries in Latin America. He also taught macroeconomics at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa.
He has a D.Phil in Economics and science policy from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, and both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Montreal in Canada.