Ratna Sahay

Senior Advisor on Gender, International Monetary Fund

Ratna Sahay is Senior Advisor on Gender in the Office of the Managing Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She is responsible for mainstreaming gender in the Fund’s core activities—surveillance, programs, and capacity development. Until April 2021, she was a Deputy Director in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, where she led several policy papers and projects in the areas of monetary policy, exchange rate policy, capital account, financial development, financial inclusion, and gender. She has worked in several regional departments in the IMF and has previously served as Advisor to Stanley Fischer (First Deputy Managing Director) and Michael Mussa and Kenneth Rogoff (both Economic Counselors at the IMF). She has published widely in leading journals. She has taught at Delhi University, Columbia University, and New York University and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University, New York.

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