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John Lipsky

Dr. John Lipsky is the Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs and a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Prior to that, he served as First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.

Before that, Dr. Lipsky was Vice Chairman of the JPMorgan Investment Bank. In this position, he advised the firm’s principal market risk-takers, published independent research on the principal forces shaping global financial markets, was actively engaged with JPMorgan’s key clients, and represented the firm around the world with senior public and financial sector decision-makers.

Previously, Dr. 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, Dr. 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 from 1978 to 1980.

Dr. Lipsky serves on the Board of Directors of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prior to joining the IMF as First Deputy Managing Director, Dr. Lipsky served as a Director of several corporations and nonprofit organizations. He served on the Board of the ACG from 1998 to 2006.

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