JEA Lecture Series, December 3rd at 19:00

2020 JEA Lecture Series 2
“Working at The IMF”

Speaker: Sumiko Ogawa (IMF)

Date: Thursday December 3, 2020
Location & Time: 19:00-20:30 (JST)

* This talk will be held online. The Zoom address is available here (accessible via your ECCS Could Mail account).

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization with 190 member countries established in 1945 to ensure the stability of the international monetary system. Its staff come from diverse backgrounds and with expertise to serve the members’ different needs. This lecture provides an overview of the institution and the three key modalities for fulfilling its mandate as well as discussing how the IMF is assisting countries around the world in their response to the COVID-19 crisis. It will also give a glimpse into a typical day of an IMF economist, and how things have changed with the pandemic.

Sumiko Ogawa is a Senior Economist at the Monetary and Capital Markets Department of the International Monetary Fund. She has worked on financial sector issues in various countries, including as deputy mission chief for the 2019 Financial Sector Assessment Program for Thailand. She was previously an economist in the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department working on Caribbean and South American countries. Prior to joining the IMF in 2009, she worked at the IMF’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and in the financial sector in Tokyo. She holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Tokyo.

If you are from outside the University and want to join this talk, please contact Professor Sanae Suzuki (suzuki[at]

The poster for this talk is available here.