Dr. Mohsin S. Khan is a Senior Fellow with the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC. He was previously a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics until 2012. Before joining the Peterson Institute, he was the Director of the Middle East and Central Asia department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 2004 to 2008. He joined the IMF as an economist in the Financial Studies Division of the Research Department and subsequently held senior positions including adviser, assistant director, and senior adviser. He also served as Deputy Director of the Research Department and became Director of the IMF Institute in 1996. Other previous affiliations include visiting lecturer and research fellow at the London School of Economics, Adviser to the Central Bank of Venezuela, and Chief of the Macroeconomics Division of the Development Research Department at the World Bank.
Dr. Khan has published widely on macroeconomic and monetary policies in developing countries, economic growth, international trade and finance, Islamic banking, Middle East economies, exchange rates, and IMF programs. He has edited 7 books, published extensively in major economics journals, and serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals. In 2003 he was awarded the Islamic Development Bank Prize in Islamic Economics for outstanding contributions to the field.
Dr. Khan received his PhD from the London School of Economics and holds an MA from Columbia University, a BSc. in economics from the London School of Economics, and a BA from Punjab University.