Amadou Sy is a senior fellow and director of the Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution and a member of the Editorial Board of the Global Credit Review. He was previously deputy division chief at the International Monetary Fund. He focuses on banking, capital markets, and macroeconomics in Africa and emerging markets.

Amadou has held a variety of positions at the IMF over the last 15 years, covering more than 20 advanced, developing, and emerging countries and all the financial crises since 1998. In addition to his financial sector and country work, Amadou was deputy chief at the IMF Institute where he coordinated, developed and taught macroeconomics and finance courses to mid- and senior level staff from central banks and ministries of finance in Asia and Africa, as well as the IMF. He also worked on a project to set up a Trust Fund for capacity building in Africa.

His policy work won the runner-up 2011 ICFR-Financial Times Prize for best research on financial regulation. He also edited a book on the management of natural resources wealth, which is used in IMF training courses. Amadou has published in academic and practitioner journals, including the Journal of Banking & Finance, the Review of International Economics, the Journal of African Economies, IMF Staff Papers, the African Development Review, the Emerging Markets Review, the International Review of Financial Analysis, and the Journal of Fixed Income.

Amadou has written speeches for the IMF Managing Director and the head of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department. He has presented his work at international conferences and central banks worldwide and has contributed to blogs, podcasts, webcasts, and columns in the financial press. He was quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Newsweek, Foreign Policy, Le Point (France), El Pais (Spain), Business Week, Financial Times, Les Echos (France), Il Sole (Italy), Economic Political Weekly (India), O Globo (Brazil) and El Mundo (Spain).

Amadou holds a Ph.D. in Finance from McGill University where he lectured in finance. He is a CFA Charter Holder and a certified Financial Risk Manager (GARP).

 

Amadou Sy is a senior fellow and director of the Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution and a member of the Editorial Board of the Global Credit Review. He was previously deputy division chief at the International Monetary Fund. He focuses on banking, capital markets, and macroeconomics in Africa and emerging markets.

Amadou has held a variety of positions at the IMF over the last 15 years, covering more than 20 advanced, developing, and emerging countries and all the financial crises since 1998. In addition to his financial sector and country work, Amadou was deputy chief at the IMF Institute where he coordinated, developed and taught macroeconomics and finance courses to mid- and senior level staff from central banks and ministries of finance in Asia and Africa, as well as the IMF. He also worked on a project to set up a Trust Fund for capacity building in Africa.

His policy work won the runner-up 2011 ICFR-Financial Times Prize for best research on financial regulation. He also edited a book on the management of natural resources wealth, which is used in IMF training courses. Amadou has published in academic and practitioner journals, including the Journal of Banking & Finance, the Review of International Economics, the Journal of African Economies, IMF Staff Papers, the African Development Review, the Emerging Markets Review, the International Review of Financial Analysis, and the Journal of Fixed Income.

Amadou has written speeches for the IMF Managing Director and the head of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department. He has presented his work at international conferences and central banks worldwide and has contributed to blogs, podcasts, webcasts, and columns in the financial press. He was quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Newsweek, Foreign Policy, Le Point (France), El Pais (Spain), Business Week, Financial Times, Les Echos (France), Il Sole (Italy), Economic Political Weekly (India), O Globo (Brazil) and El Mundo (Spain).

Amadou holds a Ph.D. in Finance from McGill University where he lectured in finance. He is a CFA Charter Holder and a certified Financial Risk Manager (GARP).

 

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