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Warren Coats

International Monetary Fund
Assistant Director

Warren Coats retired from the International Monetary Fund in 2003 as Assistant Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, where he led technical assistance missions to more than twenty countries (including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Egypt, Iraq Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Turkey, and Zimbabwe). Prior to that he served as visiting economist to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and to the World Bank, and was Assistant Prof of Economics at UVa from 1970-75. He was chief of the Operations Division for SDRs in the Finance Department from 1982 – 1988. He was a director of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority 2003 - 2010. His most recent book, One Currency for Bosnia: Creating the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina, chronicles his experience in setting the new central bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has a BA from UC Berkeley, and PhD from U. of Chicago both in Economics. Milton Friedman was the chairman of his doctoral dissertation committee. He was part of the IMF’s program team for Afghanistan from 2010 to end 2013 and has been member of the editorial board of the Cayman Financial Review since 2010.