As we prepare programs to launch in Singapore, we are glad to welcome Professor Charles Adams who will assist us in his personal capacity as a former IMF official who possesses expertise in exchange rate policy and financial sector polices - key areas we are emphasizing in our programs. His bio is as follows: Charles Adams’ research areas include exchange rates; financial market developments and issues; monetary policy formulation; and regional economic integration and co-operation. He has published widely in various journals and recently co-edited a book on financial and corporate restructuring in the aftermath of the Asian crisis. For close to 25 years, Charles Adams was an official at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where he worked on the IMF’s World Economic Outlook and International Capital Markets Reports and was, until last year, Assistant Director at the IMF’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific located in Tokyo.
During the last few years, he represented the IMF at regional policy meetings of APEC, ASEAN, ASEAN +3, EMEAP and SEACEN and also represented the IMF on the Financial Stability Forum Working Group on Highly Leveraged Institutions. Since leaving the IMF, Charles Adams has been a visiting professor at Singapore Management University and a consultant in the Office of Regional Economic Integration at the Asian Development Bank.