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Robin Brooks

Senior Fellow – Global Economy and Development

Robin Brooks is a senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution. His research focuses on global growth and inflation dynamics, capital flows to emerging and frontier markets, as well as Western sanctions policy and the G7 oil price cap on Russia. He is frequently cited in popular media such as the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times among others. He appears regularly on CNBC and Bloomberg broadcasts.

Prior to Brookings, he was managing director and chief economist at the Institute of International Finance. In that role, he oversaw macroeconomic analysis and served as part of the senior management team. Prior to that, he was the chief FX strategist at Goldman Sachs based in New York, where he was responsible for the firm’s foreign exchange forecasts and publishing international macro research. Prior to Goldman Sachs, he was the FX strategist at Brevan Howard. Before joining the private sector, Brooks spent eight years as an economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where he worked on the IMF’s fair value models for FX, published academic research, and participated in missions to IMF program countries.

Brooks earned his doctoral degree in economics from Yale University in 1998. He earned a Bachelor of Science in monetary economics from the London School of Economics in 1993.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Global growth and inflation developments
    • Monetary policy in advanced and emerging markets
    • Fiscal space and debt sustainability
    • Capital flows to emerging and frontier markets
    • Western sanctions policies and the G7 cap on Russia
  • Past Positions

    • Chief Economist and Managing Director, Institute of International Finance
    • Chief FX Strategist and Managing Director, Goldman Sachs, Global Investment Research
    • Economist, Brevan Howard Asset Management
    • Vice President, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
    • Senior Economist, Asia and Pacific and Research, International Monetary Fund
  • Education

    • Ph.D. in Economics, Yale University
    • B.Sc. in Monetary Economics, London School of Economics
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