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Prakash Loungani

Advisor, Research Department, IMF

Prakash Loungani is an Advisor in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund, where he heads the work on commodity markets and also serves as co-chair of the IMF’s working group on Jobs & Growth.

He is an adjunct professor of economics at Vanderbilt University’s Owen School of Management and at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Earlier, Mr. Loungani was an analyst for the Federal Reserve Board’s International Finance Division and senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

His recent work has been published in the Journal of International Money and Finance, the International Journal of Forecasting and Energy Policy.

Mr. Loungani has a BA from the University of Bombay and an MA and PhD in economics from the University of Rochester.

Articles by Prakash Loungani

Verdict on Greenspan: Guilty, But Not as Charged

As Fed Chairman, Greenspan utterly failed to limit leverage and bubbles, and this failure magnified financial fragility.

October 24, 2016

Footloose Capital Drives Up Income Inequality

Eliminating capital controls leads to more income inequality at home.

March 11, 2016

The Frenchman Who Reshaped the IMF

Reflections on the work of Olivier Blanchard, the IMF’s now retired chief economist.

October 2, 2015

Carried Away by the Shale Gale

Is the so-called shale boom in the United States just hype?

October 21, 2013

The Elusive Quest for Energy Security

Why do the world's countries need to take a global approach to securing future energy supplies?

May 18, 2011

The Global Unemployment Crisis: Costs, Causes, Cures

How to fight the misery index effectively, especially double-digit unemployment rates?

November 15, 2010

The Vindication of Joe Stiglitz

Why is there a reasonable risk of another financial crisis within five to ten years?

March 19, 2010