James Morsink is a Deputy Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department (MCM), with responsibility for financial sector assessments and MCM strategy and resource management. He previously had oversight of bilateral surveillance (along with financial sector assessments).
He has worked on global macroeconomic and macrofinancial issues at the IMF for more than 26 years. During the 1990s, he worked on the transition to a market economy in Mongolia, the financial crisis in Thailand, and the banking troubles in Japan. In the 2000s, he helped lead the work on the World Economic Outlook, then led missions to the United Kingdom and Ireland, and negotiated the Stand-By Arrangement with Hungary and the Flexible Credit Line with Poland. He has worked in MCM since 2012, first as chief of MCM’s Strategy Unit and mission chief for the Denmark FSAP in 2014. He became a Deputy Director in 2015. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.